Rockingham Seniors Are Ready... Are You?
Seniors (defined as over 60s) are an important and growing demographic, making up over 16% (more than 21,000 people) of the population of the City of Rockingham, a strategic metropolitan centre located 40km south of Perth on the coast of WA. Over the next 20 years this number will nearly double to over 40,000 people, representing nearly 20% of the population, and providing opportunity for development of new facilities to meet the demand.
Seniors are attracted to the City of Rockingham in large part due to our high quality coastal lifestyle, and a desire to 'age in place'. They enjoy a genuine community experience while having access to all the services and infrastructure of a modern city. These include the City of Rockingham’s Autumn Centre, numerous local, neighbourhood and district shopping centres, accessible recreation facilities and various health services, all in a beautiful and supportive atmosphere.
Across the entire City of Rockingham, the senior demographic is projected to increase in total by 12,672 people by 2031 (to 33,723, including over 1,000 new seniors each for Secret Harbour and Port Kennedy), and by 26,219 people total by 2046 (to 47,270, including over 1,000 new seniors for Waikiki and over 1,000 new seniors for the Rockingham suburb outside the City Centre).
Key locations for this growth are forecast in the following suburbs:
From rural beginnings this suburb has experienced substantial growth in residential development in the past decade and is now the most populous suburb in the City of Rockingham. Seniors in this suburb are forecast to increase by over 5,000 people by 2031 (to 8,483), and by over 10,000 people in total by 2046 (to 13,328).
Rockingham City Centre
The Rockingham Strategic Metropolitan Centre Activity Plan provides for this area to benefit from mainly transit-oriented development to lift the density, and provide for a variety of accommodation options.
Currently largely undeveloped rural and bush area, this area is set to transform and grow as a residential centre in the coming years. Population demographics forecast that seniors will more than triple their current level by 2031 (to 782), and increase by more than 3,500 to 2046 (to 3,679).