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Gold Coast population profile

2016 Census of Population and Housing

Every five years the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases data from the Census of Population and Housing (Census) which provides a snapshot of Australia. Census data is used by individuals, organisations and governments to make informed decisions on policy and planning issues that affect the lives of all Australians.

Data includes national, state/territory and capital city information for selected key person, family and dwelling characteristics, including age, sex, religion, language and income.

Community level statistics, including information on small population groups and for small geographic areas such as suburbs and Local Government Areas, is also captured in the Census dataset.

For more information visit the ABS website.

Community Profile

Gold Coast community profile -

Using the Gold Coast community profile, you can examine the population characteristics of your community, understand how they have changed over time and how they compare to other areas.

The profile presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing (1991 to 2016) for the City of Gold Coast local government area, and for smaller areas within it (e.g. suburbs). This data is presented in easy to use tables, charts and commentary covering a wide range of census questions.

You can export data and generate PDF reports (with maps, tables and charts) for customised areas and topics including: age and gender; multicultural diversity; housing and tenure types; incomes and workforce; education; employment; and family composition for the selected area.

You can also compare results for your selected area to the City of Gold Coast, South East Queensland, Queensland and Australia.

Download and view our Gold Coast community profile search tips.

It's a valuable tool for the general public, students, community groups, organisations, business, investors, and the City of Gold Coast to learn more about their community.

Visit the Gold Coast community profile tool:

Social Atlas

Gold Coast social interactive mapping tool -

The Gold Coast social atlas is a series of interactive maps displaying data from the ABS 2011 and 2016 Census of Population and Housing for Gold Coast city and smaller areas (e.g. suburbs).

A range of maps are available - including maps on population, age structure, diversity, education, households, housing and household costs, employment and how people travel to work.

You can examine data for the whole city, or scroll down into smaller areas (e.g. a few streets or a suburb). It is a valuable tool to help the general public, students, community groups, organisations, business, investors, and the City of Gold Coast to identify spatial patterns and trends in the area.

Fact sheets and social research reports

These City of Gold Coast fact sheets provide resident population estimates, growth rates, and population density for small areas within the city.

Download and view our Gold Coast population fact sheets.

For a range of reports addressing city-wide analysis of various topics including population, social infrastructure, housing, disabilities, older and younger people, visit our Social research reports page.

Further information

Safe and Liveable Communities Branch
City of Gold Coast
Phone: 07 5581 6208

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