The Rockhampton Regional Council area is located in Central Queensland, on the Tropic of Capricorn, about 600 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD. Covering an area of 6,560 square kilometres, Rockhampton is a vibrant and unique area of Australia with an enviable quality of life, sunny climate and low cost of living, making it an ideal place to live, work and invest.

Rockhampton is a central base located with some of Australia’s best regional air, sea, rail, road, water, communications and energy infrastructure. Perfectly positioned and linked as a critical exporter and service hub for Central Queensland, servicing nearly half a million people within a 3½ hour catchment area.

Rockhampton was home to 83,439 residents in 2014. Population growth rates have been moderate over the past decade, in line with national averages. This population is projected to reach 86,624 residents in 2016, growing to over 100,000 residents by 2026 and 118,000 residents in 2036. This will represent an additional 33,000 residents calling Rockhampton home by 2036.

Council provides a suite of tools offering statistical information to underpin and guide planning for future development and service delivery relevant to business planning and accessing key indicators of growth.

Atlas .id

Allows targeting your services more effectively based on census data, presented in a suite of thematic maps showing the distribution of the population. Visit now »

Profile .id

Provides access to census information about the population of the Rockhampton Regional Council Area, allowing you to compare with other regional areas or the state. You can also find the information at a smaller area level, and by communities of interest. Visit now »

Forecast .id

Shows what is driving demographic change in our area and forecasts how the population, age structure and household type will change between now and 2031.Visit now »

Economy .id

An economic and workplace profile that combines 2 different datasets to detail the local economy, how it is changing, and how it compares to other areas. The tool includes information regarding gross regional product; local jobs, business and industry structure; employment and unemployment; population; building approval; journey to work. Visit now »