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Non-English speakers - Dwelling type

In Rockhampton, 28.6% of non-English speakers were living in medium or high density dwellings.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Rockhampton's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings may attract young people and more residents born in particular countries where high density housing is more prevalent.

For non-English speaking populations, this topic can look at the differences in the type of housing occupied by different communities within your area. High density housing may provide affordable rental or home ownership opportunities to new migrants, or a particular older community may have lived in an area long term, but changing housing stock could create issues for this community.

Dwelling Type statistics are closely related to the Housing Tenure and Household Type of the non-English speaking communities in Rockhampton.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Structure is derived from the ABS address register supplemented with information from Census Field Officers.'

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in dwellings

Dwelling structure
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Separate house2,82868.975.61,80677.980.3+1,022
Medium density1,11627.216.540517.513.2+711
High density591.47.8220.96.4+37
Caravans, cabin, houseboat892.20.1843.60.1+5
Other140.30.000.00.1+14
Not stated00.00.000.00.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings4,10693.398.22,31789.798.3+1,789
Non private dwellings2976.71.826610.31.7+31

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2011
Dwelling structure, 2011 Other, Brisbane SD: 0.0% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Brisbane SD: 0.1% High density, Brisbane SD: 7.8% Medium density, Brisbane SD: 16.5% Separate house, Brisbane SD: 75.6% Other, Rockhampton: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rockhampton: 2.2% High density, Rockhampton: 1.4% Medium density, Rockhampton: 27.2% Separate house, Rockhampton: 68.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Rockhampton: +14 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rockhampton: +5 High density, Rockhampton: +37 Medium density, Rockhampton: +711 Separate house, Rockhampton: +1,022
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the types of dwellings for non-English speakers in Rockhampton in 2011 shows that 68.9% of non-English speakers were living in separate houses; 27.2% were medium density dwellings, and 1.4% were high density dwellings, compared with 75.6%, 16.5%, and 7.8% in Brisbane SD respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of non-English speakers in occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton increased by 1,789 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings for non-English speakers in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+1,022 persons)
  • Medium density (+711 persons)
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