Rockhampton Regional Council
Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in Rockhampton Regional Council is forecast to grow from 32,462 in 2011 to 40,860 in 2021, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.57 to 2.57 by 2021.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Rockhampton Regional Council. The period 2011 to 2021, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.
It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.
|Forecast population, households and dwellings|
|Rockhampton Regional Council||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||7,600||6,462||6,707||6,657||6,734|
|Average annual change||--||1.86%||1.45%||1.40%||1.30%||1.24%|
|Average household size||2.57||2.58||2.57||2.57||2.56||2.55|
|Population in non private dwellings||2,125||2,155||2,255||2,335||2,435||2,515|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||92.02||92.48||92.68||92.81||92.94||93.04|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, October 2014.
In 2011, the total population of Rockhampton Regional Council was estimated to be 78,936 people. It is expected to increase by over 20,700 people to 99,705 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 2.36%. This is based on an increase of over 8,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.57 to 2.57 by 2021.