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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 are 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.

Data from the 2016 Census will be progressively released by the ABS from June 2017 until early 2018.

For more information visit the ABS website.


Community Profile

Gold Coast City community profile - profile id

Using the Gold Coast City 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 page on profile.id.

Social Statistics Workshops on 2016 Census data

These free sessions, hosted by City of Gold Coast in partnership Informed Decisions (.id), will cover key local statistics from the 2016 Census for the Gold Coast, as well as provide information about how this community profiling tool can assist community organisations and service providers to know their local communities and use statistics to plan and deliver services and apply for grants.

Session Details
Session 1 Thursday 31 August 2017
9am to 11am
Coomera Community Space
133 Finnegan Way, Coomera
Session 2  Thursday 31 August 2017
1.30pm to 3.30pm
Fradgley Hall
Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads

Please note: registrations close Monday 28 August 2017.

Registrations are essential as places are limited. To register please provide your name, contact details and name of organisation to the Safe and Liveable Communities Branch at liveable@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 6208. Places are limited.


Social Atlas

Gold Coast City Community Atlas - atlas.id

The Gold Coast City Community Atlas is a series of interactive maps displaying data from the ABS 2011 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, ethnicity, education, household type, labour force, how people travel to work, housing tenure and cost, and computer use.

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
Email: liveable@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

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