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Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Rockhampton Regional Council

Non-private dwellings

2,372 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Rockhampton Regional Council in 2022.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
Rockhampton Regional CouncilYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Rockhampton Regional Council2,3392,475+1360+135
Berserker & The Common2626000
Gracemere (North)6363000
Gracemere (South)77000
Koongal - Lakes Creek00000
Mount Morgan District7272000
Norman Gardens202202000
Park Avenue102138+360+36
Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer1010000
Rockhampton City & Depot Hill264264000
Rural South East66000
Rural West00000
The Range1,0381,138+1000+99
Wandal & West Rockhampton148148000
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2021.

Key findings

There were 2,339 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Rockhampton Regional Council in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Rockhampton Regional Council is expected to increase to 2,373 persons in 2026 and to 2,475 persons in 2041.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of Rockhampton Regional Council's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of Rockhampton Regional Council is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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