Our Way of Life

The liveability of the Capricorn Coast/Rockhampton Region is about more than just the sum of its parts:

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  • A sustainable population of more than 120,000; projected to increase to over 161,142 by 2036;
  • An impressive range of employment, health, sporting and cultural facilities;
  • Real lifestyle opportunities in one of the best tropical climates in Australia;
  • Affordable housing;
  • Strong community and social networks;
  • Central location and easy accessibility with road, rail and air networks;
  • Abundant water reserves; and
  • A resilient economy.

Affordable homes

  • Median house price
    • $372,000 – Livingstone Shire Council (Capricorn Coast) area
    • $275,000 – Rockhampton Regional Council area
    • REIQ (June quarter 2016)
  • Median weekly rental price for two-bedroom flats or units
    • $220/week – Rockhampton Regional Council area
    • $290/week – Livingstone Shire Council (Capricorn Coast) area
    • Rental Tenancy Authority (March quarter 2016)
  • Median weekly rental price for three-bedroom houses
    • $290 – Rockhampton Regional Council area
    • $320 – Livingstone Shire Council (Capricorn Coast) area
    • Rental Tenancy Authority (March quarter 2016)

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  • The Region’s diverse economic base and job opportunities revolve around the retail, health, education and training, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries.
  • The mining, manufacturing, construction, agricultural, health, education and retail sectors account for 65% of the job market in the Rockhampton Region.

FOCUS ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • CQUniversity Australia headquarters and main campus
  • 18,000 students from more than 100 countries
  • CQUniversity, as a dual sector university, supports the region’s strong emphasis on apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Centre of excellence for education
  • With numerous training organisations supporting business

CLIMATE

  • Located on the Tropic of Capricorn with a subtropical climate.
  • Typical daytime temperature ranges are between 22 and 32 degrees Celsius in the summer, and 9 to 23 degrees Celsius in the winter.

Rockhampton

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 32.0 31.2 30.5 28.8 26.0 23.5 23.2 24.8 27.4 29.7 31.2 32.1
Min 22.1 22.1 20.8 17.9 14.2 11.0 9.6 10.7 13.7 17.1 19.6 21.2

Capricorn Coast

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 29.3 29.2 28.4 26.6 24.1 21.9 21.3 22.1 24.4 26.1 27.5 28.7
Min 23.7 23.6 22.4 19.6 15.7 13.5 11.9 12.7 15.7 19.1 21.4 22.7

Emerald and the Sapphire Gemfields

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 34.2 33.2 32.0 29.4 25.7 22.7 22.4 24.8 28.3 31.6 33.7 34.8
Min 21.4 21.0 19.4 15.7 11.5 8.4 6.9 8.1 11.8 16.0 18.9 20.7