Gold Coast economy

The Gold Coast is Australia's sixth largest city with one of the fastest growing economies in the country.

The city is home to over 633,000 people, with over half our population employed in local jobs. We also are home to more than 70,000 local businesses.

The City is leading digital and business investment programs to establish the Gold Coast as Australia's fastest growing economy, driven by the adoption of telecommunications and cutting-edge technologies.

Our signature projects provide businesses with the opportunity to invest. The Gold Coast is well positioned as a modern, globally-connected city and business destination.

With a multi-cultural population, the Gold Coast is projected to be home to approximately one million people by 2050.


Year ending June 2021

Gross Regional Product

Year ending June 2021

Building Approvals

Year ending June 2022

Registered Businesses

Year ending June 2021

Labour Force

June 2022

Average Household Size

2021 Census

Local Employment

June 2022

Working Population

30 June 2020
(defined as persons aged 15 to 64 years)

City of Gold Coast uses a range of sources to compile this information. Wherever possible, external data sources including Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Queensland Treasury and Economy.Id have been used.