2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Capricornia

Updated: 9 February 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 92 889 sq km from Collinsville in the north, the Capricorn Coast in the east and the Shire of Belyando in the west. The City of Rockhampton and the towns of Collinsville, Dysart, Emu Park, Glenden, Marlborough, Mirani, Moranbah, Mount Morgan, Moura, Nebo, St Lawrence, Sarina, Yeppoon and parts of Clermont, Gracemere, and Middlemount. Nearby islands, including Great Keppel Island are also included 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:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

2007 Federal Election Results:

House of Representatives results for Capricornia

Further information:

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