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Overseas born - Dwelling type

In Rockhampton 16.8% of overseas born people were 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 overseas-born 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 Age Structure and Household Types of the overseas-born communities in Rockhampton, and should be looked at in conjunction with these topics.

Derived from the Census:

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

People born overseas, counted in dwellings

Dwelling structure
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Separate house7,65377.878.36,06982.381.4+1,584
Medium density1,56215.914.681411.012.6+748
High density941.06.7490.75.4+45
Caravans, cabin, houseboat4965.00.34065.50.4+90
Other360.40.0400.50.1-4
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 - Overseas born20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Private dwellings9,84194.497.87,37893.097.9+2,463
Non private dwellings5875.62.25567.02.1+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: 0.3% High density, Brisbane SD: 6.7% Medium density, Brisbane SD: 14.6% Separate house, Brisbane SD: 78.3% Other, Rockhampton: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rockhampton: 5.0% High density, Rockhampton: 1.0% Medium density, Rockhampton: 15.9% Separate house, Rockhampton: 77.8%
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: -4 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Rockhampton: +90 High density, Rockhampton: +45 Medium density, Rockhampton: +748 Separate house, Rockhampton: +1,584
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 overseas born people in Rockhampton in 2011 shows that 77.8% of overseas born people were living in separate houses; 15.9% were medium density dwellings, and 1.0% were high density dwellings, compared with 78.3%, 14.6%, and 6.7% in the Brisbane SD respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of overseas born people in occupied private dwellings in Rockhampton increased by 2,463 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings for overseas born people in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Separate house (+1,584 persons)
  • Medium density (+748 persons)
  • Caravans, cabin, houseboat (+90 persons)
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