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Rockhampton

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of Rockhampton as of the 30th June 2016, is 83,309.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL Rockhampton population for 2016. For areas within Rockhampton, the ERP is not an official count but an experimental estimate which is subject to review after the next Census.

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive population count available in Australia is derived from the Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every five years. However the Census count is generally an under-estimate of the actual population, due to people missed in the Census and people overseas on Census night. To provide a more accurate population figure which is updated more frequently than every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics also produces "Estimated Resident Population" (ERP) numbers for Rockhampton. Estimates for areas within Rockhampton are based on aggregates of SA1s derived from population distributions applicable at the 2011 Census. Actual populations may vary slightly where population growth has not been uniform since the previous Census.

See data notes for a detailed explanation of different population types, how they are calculated and when to use each one.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Rockhampton
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
200674,204----
200775,195+991+1.34
200876,272+1,077+1.43
200977,448+1,176+1.54
201078,193+745+0.96
201178,939+746+0.95
201280,924+1,985+2.51
201382,456+1,532+1.89
201483,405+949+1.15
201583,652+247+0.30
201683,309-343-0.41

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Rockhampton: 83,309 2015, Rockhampton: 83,652 2014, Rockhampton: 83,405 2013, Rockhampton: 82,456 2012, Rockhampton: 80,924 2011, Rockhampton: 78,939 2010, Rockhampton: 78,193 2009, Rockhampton: 77,448 2008, Rockhampton: 76,272 2007, Rockhampton: 75,195 2006, Rockhampton: 74,204
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Percentage change: -0.4% 2015, Percentage change: +0.3% 2014, Percentage change: +1.2% 2013, Percentage change: +1.9% 2012, Percentage change: +2.5% 2011, Percentage change: +1.0% 2010, Percentage change: +1.0% 2009, Percentage change: +1.5% 2008, Percentage change: +1.4% 2016, Change in number: -343 2015, Change in number: +247 2014, Change in number: +949 2013, Change in number: +1,532 2012, Change in number: +1,985 2011, Change in number: +746 2010, Change in number: +745 2009, Change in number: +1,176 2008, Change in number: +1,077 2007, Change in number: +991
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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