The size of Rothwell is approximately 10.3 square kilometres. It has 29 parks covering nearly 9.8% of total area. The population of Rothwell in 2011 was 6,682 people. By 2016 the population was 7,146 showing a population growth of 6.9% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Rothwell is 10-19 years. Households in Rothwell are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 – $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Rothwell work in a trades occupation. In 2011, 54.9% of the homes in Rothwell were owner-occupied compared with 52.9% in 2016.