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Non-English speakers - Household type

In Rockhampton, 57.7% non-English speakers were in couples with children households.

Rockhampton's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. For the non-English speaking population, only those family members who speak a language other than English at home are counted. Other family members who may speak English at home are not included in the table.

This topic reveals the area's residential role and function for the non-English speaking population and what type of households they are forming. This is likely to be strongly related to Age Structure - while recent migrants are young and likely to form families (and group households in the case of student areas), more established migrant communities may have older families and empty nesters in their mix of households.

To continue building the story of those speaking a language other than English in Rockhampton, please look at this topic in conjunction with Age Structure, Household Size and Number of Bedrooms.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

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

Household type
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Couple with children2,30357.756.21,01545.456.7+1,288
Couple without children77019.319.252123.317.4+249
One parent family2977.410.423310.411.7+64
Other Family431.11.9281.32.1+15
Group household3238.16.625911.65.5+64
Lone person household2556.45.71818.16.5+74
Other non-classifiable household00.00.000.00.10

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

Household type, 2011
Household type, 2011 Other non-classifiable household, Brisbane SD: 0.0% Lone person household, Brisbane SD: 5.7% Group household, Brisbane SD: 6.6% Other Family, Brisbane SD: 1.9% One parent family, Brisbane SD: 10.4% Couple without children, Brisbane SD: 19.2% Couple with children, Brisbane SD: 56.2% Other non-classifiable household, Rockhampton: 0.0% Lone person household, Rockhampton: 6.4% Group household, Rockhampton: 8.1% Other Family, Rockhampton: 1.1% One parent family, Rockhampton: 7.4% Couple without children, Rockhampton: 19.3% Couple with children, Rockhampton: 57.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Other non-classifiable household, Rockhampton: 0 Lone person household, Rockhampton: +74 Group household, Rockhampton: +64 Other Family, Rockhampton: +15 One parent family, Rockhampton: +64 Couple without children, Rockhampton: +249 Couple with children, Rockhampton: +1,288
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 household/family types of non-English speakers in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a higher proportion of non-English speakers in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 57.7% of non-English speakers were in couple families with child(ren), and 7.4% were one-parent families, compared with 56.2% and 10.4% respectively for Brisbane SD.

There were a higher proportion of non-English speakers in lone person households and a similar proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of non-English speakers in lone person households was 6.4% compared to 5.7% in Brisbane SD while the proportion in couples without children was 19.3% compared to 19.2% in Brisbane SD.

Emerging groups

The number of non-English speakers in households in Rockhampton increased by 1,754 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the family/household types of non-English speakers in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+1,288 persons)
  • Couple without children (+249 persons)
  • Lone person household (+74 persons)
  • One parent family (+64 persons)

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