Rockingham Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Rockingham (6168) is a suburb of South Western, Heartlands, Western Australia. It is about 38 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Rockingham is in the federal electorate of Brand.

In the 2011 census the population of Rockingham was 14,159 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Rockingham is 44 years of age.

55.8% of people living in the suburb of Rockingham were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 17.0% England, 4.4% New Zealand, 2.6% Scotland, 1.0% South Africa, 1.0% Philippines, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% India, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.6% Wales, 0.5% Italy, 0.4% Croatia, 0.4% Bosnia and Herzegovina, 0.3% South Eastern Europe, nfd.

84.5% of people living in Rockingham speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Other, 1.3% Serbian, 0.6% Italian, 0.5% Croatian, 0.4% Filipino , 0.4% German, 0.3% French, 0.3% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Rockingham is 24.8% Anglican, 24.8% No religion, 21.4% Catholic, 9.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.1% Uniting Church, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Eastern Orthodox, 1.3% Buddhism, 1.2% Baptist.

45.1% of people are married, 30.2% have never married and 11.5% are divorced and 4.4% are separated. There are 1059 widowed people living in Rockingham.

60.1% of the people living in Rockingham over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.8% are working on a part time basis. Rockingham has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Rockingham are 20.5% Technicians & trades workers, 13.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.7% Community & personal service workers, 12.5% Labourers, 11.5% Professionals, 9.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.4% Sales workers, 8.4% Managers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Rockingham work in are 11.8% Manufacturing, 11.7% Construction, 11.0% Retail trade, 10.4% Health care and social assistance, 10.2% Public administration and safety, 6.0% Accommodation and food services, 5.5% Education and training, 5.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.6% Professional, scientific and technical services.

33.9% of homes are fully owned, and 25.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 36.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $506 per week and the median household income is $901 per week.

The median rent in Rockingham is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Rockingham postcode 6168

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