Community Profile

The Central Highlands area (map) begins approximately 100km west of Rockhampton and is home to over 28,000 residents.

The Central Highlands has an area of approximately 60,000km2 that includes rural localities and small towns, with the regional centre being the town of Emerald. The historical railway, mining and agricultural towns have evolved into towns that are recognised for their liveability and offer a range of lifestyle options.

This Community Profile enables you to analyse local community characteristics within the Central Highlands with comparative benchmarking to the Fitzroy Statistical area and Queensland.

This profile presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing for 2016 for the local government area, the 13 community planning areas within it, or one of our individual towns.

For historical information from 1991 to 2011 please contact Council.

You are invited to explore socio-demographic insights into the Central Highlands area through this website. For further information, please contact the Central Highlands Regional Council Strategic Planning Unit on (07) 4982 8333.

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