Showcasing the demographic characteristics of our local urban communities, these Growth Profiles are underpinned by historical insights and anticipated future growth outlook.

Only communities that are projected to experience urban population growth by 2036 have been included in these profiles.

Our region has experienced the most prolonged period of growth in recent history which has established Mackay as a modern, new-age regional city. The region’s growth is fueled by the strength of our diversified economy, led by our globally recognized resource and engineering sector, resurging agribusiness, and growth in construction, education, logistics and tourism. Mackay’s employment, investment and development opportunities, buoyant economy and lifestyle attributes are just some of the many positive aspects that encourage people to live, work and play in the Mackay region.