2004 Profile of the division of Capricornia

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after a district name apparently originating from the fact that the Tropic of Capricorn passes through the area.

Area and Location Description:

Capricornia covers an area of approximately 125 136 sq km from Collinsville in the north, the Capricorn Coast in the east and west to Blackwater. Nearby islands are also included in the division. The City of Rockhampton and the towns of Biloela, Blackwater, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Emu Park, Glenden, Gracemere, Marlborough, Middlemount, Moranbah, Moura, Nebo, St Lawrence, and Yeppoon as well as Great Keppel Island are in this division.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Primary production, grains, beef cattle, grazing, fishing, coal mining, meat works, dairy products and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:



  • LIVERMORE, K (ALP) 1998–
  • MAREK, P (NP) 1996–1998
  • HENZELL, M M (ALP) 1993–1996
  • WRIGHT, K W (ALP) 1984–1993
  • EVERINGHAM, D N (ALP) 1977–1984
  • CARIGE, C L (NCP) 1975–1977
  • EVERINGHAM, D N (ALP) 1967–1975
  • GRAY, G H (ALP) 1961–1967
  • PEARCE, H G (LP) 1949–1961
  • DAVIDSON, C W (LP) 1946–1949
  • FORDE, F M (ALP) 1922–1946
  • HIGGS, W (ALP) 1910–1922
  • ARCHER, E W (ANTI-SOC) 1906–1910
  • THOMSON, D A (ALP) 1903–1906
  • PATERSON, A (IND) 1901–1903

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 91 027
  • Informal Vote: 4.25%
  • Turnout: 94.74%
  • Seat Status: Marginal Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 44.86% | ALP: 55.14%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.