Population demographics

Fitzroy Region is home to approximately 242,500 people* and has an estimated 170 schools**.

A little more than one-third of the region’s population lives in the Rockhampton Regional Council area which centres around the region’s largest town Rockhampton. The most current and detailed information about population demographics for each Local Government Area within the Fitzroy Region can be found at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

You can also download PDFs of Fitzroy Region’s age distribution and schools, population distribution and remoteness by clicking on the images below:

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* Source: ‘Census of Population and Housing: Mesh block counts, 2021’, data current Census Night, 10 August 2021, released 11:30am 28 June 2022,  © Commonwealth of Australia 2022.
** Schools data correct as of 10/2022. Data source: https://qed.qld.gov.au/publications/reports/statistics/schooling/schools.