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stuart creek - Creek to Coral

stuart creek - Creek to Coral

PopulationThe 2006

PopulationThe 2006 census counted 1,230 residents within the Stuart Creek Sub Basin area. Limitedresidential use occurs at Stuart and Roseneath.The median age of the Stuart Creek Sub Basin population is reported at 34 years (2006 census).Average household size, at 2.7 people per household, is slightly below the average occupancyfor the Townsville local government area (2.8 people).Land useThe Stuart Creek Sub Basin is approximately 104 square kilometres in size (~10,400 hectares).Grazing (49%) is the main land use in the Stuart Creek Sub Basin followed by minimal use,including Defence land (16%), and nature conservation (13%).19°14'SWhile being a significant economic driver for Townsville, and concentrated in the Stuart CreekSub Basin, the manufacturing and industrial sector accounts for less than 7% of the land use inthe Stuart Creek Sub Basin.Stuart Creek Sub Basin2005 Land Use19°16'SLegend:2005 Land UseLower RossRiverCleveland Baystuart creek Sub Basin8UtilitiesTransport & communicationElectricity generation/transmissionWaste treatment & disposalManufacturing & industrialServicesMiningResidentialProduction forestryPlantation forestryNature conservationGrazing natural vegetationPerennial horticultureIrrigated perennial horticultureIrrigated seasonal horticultureIntensive animal productionIrrigated croppingCroppingChannel/aqueductMarsh/wetlandLake/dam/reservoirRiverOther minimal useStuart CreekD ick Creekstuart8-1Stuart CreekSandfly CreekStuartCreek8-2BRUCE HIGHWAYAlligatorCreek19°18'S19°20'S19°22'SLocalitiesMajor roadsMajor rail linesSub basin boundaryUpper RossRiver19°24'S8-1Catchment boundary & number0 1 2 46 km146°46'E146°48'E146°50'E146°52'E146°54'E146°56'E19°26'S