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Overseas born - Household type

In Rockhampton, 44.9% of people born overseas were in couples with children households.

Rockhampton's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. For the overseas-born population, only those family members who were born overseas are counted. Other family members who were born in Australia or did not state their birthplace are not included in the table. However, if multiple household members were born overseas, the household will be counted twice at this topic.

This topic reveals the area's residential role and function for the overseas-born 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 the overseas-born community 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 born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Household type
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Couple with children4,21244.948.52,68138.247.8+1,531
Couple without children2,82730.126.12,40134.226.1+426
One parent family7247.79.56098.710.1+115
Other Family640.71.5480.71.5+16
Group household4985.36.03985.75.2+100
Lone person household1,06411.38.387112.49.4+193
Other non-classifiable household00.00.090.10.0-9

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: 8.3% Group household, Brisbane SD: 6.0% Other Family, Brisbane SD: 1.5% One parent family, Brisbane SD: 9.5% Couple without children, Brisbane SD: 26.1% Couple with children, Brisbane SD: 48.5% Other non-classifiable household, Rockhampton: 0.0% Lone person household, Rockhampton: 11.3% Group household, Rockhampton: 5.3% Other Family, Rockhampton: 0.7% One parent family, Rockhampton: 7.7% Couple without children, Rockhampton: 30.1% Couple with children, Rockhampton: 44.9%
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: -9 Lone person household, Rockhampton: +193 Group household, Rockhampton: +100 Other Family, Rockhampton: +16 One parent family, Rockhampton: +115 Couple without children, Rockhampton: +426 Couple with children, Rockhampton: +1,531
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 for people born overseas in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD, shows that there was a lower proportion of people born overseas in couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion in one-parent families. Overall, 44.9% of people born overseas were in couple families with child(ren), and 7.7% were in one-parent families, compared with 48.5% and 9.5% respectively for Brisbane SD.

There were a higher proportion of people born overseas in lone person households and a higher proportion in couples without children. Overall, the proportion of people born overseas in lone person households was 11.3% compared to 8.3% in Brisbane SD while the proportion in couples without children was 30.1% compared to 26.1% in Brisbane SD.

Emerging groups

The number of people born overseas in households in Rockhampton increased by 2,372 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in family/household types of people born overseas in Rockhampton 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Couple with children (+1,531 persons)
  • Couple without children (+426 persons)
  • Lone person household (+193 persons)
  • One parent family (+115 persons)

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