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Gladstone Regional Townships

Calliope

The former gold rush township of Calliope, located West of the crossroads on the Bruce Highway, Calliope is continuously growing from the small country town and now hosts many new estates. Including a shopping complex, doctors, gym, country golf club, bowls club and pubs. Calliope is a popular choice for people wanting a quieter option but still only 20 minutes drive from Gladstone.

Calliope’s population in the 2011 Census was 4206 with the median/average age being 32 years old.

The median individual income is $723.00 per week and the median household income is $1947.00 per week.

25% of homes are fully owned, and 49.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 22.8% of homes are rented.

The median rent in Calliope is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1850 per month.

Tannum Sands & Boyne Island

Perfectly positioned just 20 kilometres south of Gladstone, the relaxed coastal lifestyle surrounds you at the seaside twin towns of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.

Separated by the Boyne River and John Oxley Bridge, with a combined population of around 12,000 residents, Boyne Island and Tannum Sands are well catered by three main shopping centre, two service stations, two caravan parks, seven motels and a 14-hole golf course that is earmarked to become an 18-hole international course and resort facility.

Tannum Sands Demographics:

Tannum Sand’s population in the 2011 Census was 5254 with the median/average age being 36 years old.

The median individual income is $798.00 per week and the median household income is $2132.00 per week.

24.4% of homes are fully owned, and 45.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.1% of homes are rented.

The median rent in Tannum Sands is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Boyne Island Demographics: 

Boyne Island’s population in the 2011 Census was 4406 with the median/average age being 32 years old.

The median individual income is $739.00 per week and the median household income is $1965.00 per week.

25.6% of homes are fully owned, and 43.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.3% of homes are rented.

The median rent in Boyne Island is $360 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Benaraby

Benaraby is situated on the Bruce Highway and known for the quiet country area, featuring Lake Awoonga, which has earned a reputation for the best impound freshwater fishing spots in the world.

Benaraby’s population in the 2011 Census was 1261 with the median/average age being 37 years old.

The median individual income is $752.00 per week and the median household income is $2090.00 per week.

35.7% of homes are fully owned, and 50.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 12.6% of homes are rented.

The median rent in Benaraby is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2400 per month.

Mount Larcom

Found just north of Calliope along the Bruce Highway is the township of Mount Larcom. For those who are up to the challenge, climb to the summit of Mount Larcom, Gladstone Region’s prominent natural landmark and be rewarded by the uninterrupted 360 degree view of rural landscapes and the Gladstone Harbour.

Benaraby’s population in the 2011 Census was 278 with the median/average age being 43 years old.

The median individual income is $510.00 per week and the median household income is $1437.00 per week.

34.7% of homes are fully owned, and 36.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.5% of homes are rented.

The median rent in Mount Larcom is $135 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1000 per month.