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Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Rockhampton Regional Council

Non-private dwellings

2,330 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Rockhampton Regional Council in 2021.

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 2036
Area20162036Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Rockhampton Regional Council2,2302,590+3600+360
Berserker & The Common7373000
Gracemere (North)6262000
Gracemere (South)00000
Koongal - Lakes Creek106106000
Mount Morgan District4040000
Norman Gardens212212000
Park Avenue7878000
Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer19219+2000+200
Rockhampton City & Depot Hill224224000
Rural South East00000
Rural West00000
The Range9591,019+600+60
Wandal & West Rockhampton135135000
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2017.

Key findings

There were 2,230 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 2,410 persons in 2026 and to 2,590 persons in 2036.

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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