Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Rockhampton City & Depot Hill

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rockhampton City & Depot Hill was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Rockhampton Regional Council, especially in conjunction with age structure, provides insight to the role the area plays in the housing market. Some areas, usually with separate housing stock, are dominated by families. Others, with more dense housing in inner city locations have significant numbers of lone person households and couples without dependents.

Forecast household types
Rockhampton City & Depot Hill201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents23317.530417.038716.6+154
Couples without dependents26119.636720.547720.4+216
Group households926.91307.31647.0+72
Lone person households51938.967237.689938.5+380
One parent family19314.526514.834414.7+151
Other families362.7492.7622.7+26

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 62 One parent family, 2036: 344 Lone person households, 2036: 899 Group households, 2036: 164 Couples without dependents, 2036: 477 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 387 Other families, 2026: 49 One parent family, 2026: 265 Lone person households, 2026: 672 Group households, 2026: 130 Couples without dependents, 2026: 367 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 304 Other families, 2016: 36 One parent family, 2016: 193 Lone person households, 2016: 519 Group households, 2016: 92 Couples without dependents, 2016: 261 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 233
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 13 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 79 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 227 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 34 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 110 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 83 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 13 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 72 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 153 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 38 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 106 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 71
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rockhampton City & Depot Hill was Lone person households, which accounted for 38.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 153 households and account for 37.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 13 households, to comprise 2.7% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.7% in 2016.

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