2001 Profile of the division of Capricornia

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Queensland

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:

It covers an area of approximately 235 400 sq km from Collinsville in the north, the Capricorn Coast in the east and west to Winton. Nearby islands are also included in the division.

The City of Rockhampton and the towns of Alpha, Aramac, Barcaldine, Capella, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Emu Park, Glenden, Gracemere, Ilfracombe, Jericho, Longreach, Marlborough, Middlemount, Moranbah, Muttaburra, Nebo, Ogmore, St Lawrence, Winton and Yeppoon as well as Great Keppel Island are 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

1900/1901

Members

  • Kirsten Livermore (ALP) 1998–
  • P Marek (NP) 1996–98
  • M M Henzell (ALP) 1993–96
  • K W Wright (ALP) 1984–93
  • D N Everingham (ALP) 1977–84
  • C L Carige (NCP) 1975–77
  • D N Everingham (ALP) 1967–75
  • G H Gray (ALP) 1961–67
  • H G Pearce (LP) 1949–61
  • C W Davidson (LP) 1946–49
  • F M Forde (ALP) 1922–46
  • W Higgs (ALP) 1910–22
  • E W Archer (ANTI-SOC) 1906–10
  • D A Thomson (ALP) 1903–06
  • A Paterson (IND) 1901–03

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Provincial

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 80 603

Informal Vote: 2.59%

Turnout: 95.25%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 55.29%
  • LP: 44.71%

Enrolment: 80 219

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.57%
  • Preamble Question 0.62%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.96%
  • Preamble Question 94.94%

Enrolment: 81 499

Informal Vote: 3.95%

Turnout: 95.46%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 56.86%
  • NP: 43.14%
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