2013 federal election: Profile of the electoral division of Capricornia (Qld)

Updated: 4 September 2013
Current, boundary gazetted 15 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Capricornia (2009) [PDF 876KB]
Map of the Division of Capricornia (2009) [PDF 5.4MB]
Download GIS data
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 91 049 sq km from Collinsville in the north, the Capricornia 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, Nebo, St Lawrence, Sarina, Yeppoon, and parts of Clermont and Middlemount. Nearby islands, including Great Keppel are also included in this 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
Further information:
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Capricornia
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Capricornia
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Capricornia
2010 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.