Gold Coast economy

The Gold Coast is Australia's sixth largest city with one of the fastest growing economies in the country. We have a Gross Region Product (GRP) estimated to be more than $35 billion and a five-year average annual growth rate of 4.4%.

The city is home to over 635,000 people, with almost half our population employed in local jobs. We also are home to more than 70,000 local businesses, with the largest industry being health care and social assistance.

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 Economic Development Strategy, Destination Tourism Management Plan and Digital City Roadmap set the strategic direction for how we will grow the Gold Coast economy at a faster rate than the State average and establish us as one of Australia's leading digital cities.

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.

We have also aligned city marketing and promotions with plans, strategies and actions of both the City and our partners to further transform the Gold Coast and our city reputation over the next 10 years.

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