DemographicsLakes Creek is approximately 3.57 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Lakes Creek was 552. The population is 53% male and 47% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Lakes Creek are $1000 to $1399. The most common weekly income bracket is $650 to $799 per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $275 to $349.
DescriptionLakes Creek and Koongal are residential suburbs, four km east of central Rockhampton, adjoining the north side of the Fitzroy River. Lakes Creek is named after a minor stream which is thought to have been a source of fresh water for an early seaman, Captain Lake. The creek empties into the Fitzroy River just east of Lakes Creek primary school. Koongal, immediately east of Lakes Creek, apparently was named after Aboriginal words describing the locality, most probably referring to a bora ring. Lakes Creek continues to function around the re-opened meatworks (capable of employing 1300 workers). Lakes Creek's beef-industry heritage is best preserved in about 30 surviving meatworks cottages with timber lattices and verandahs, earning the group a National Trust citation.