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Statistics for people with disability

These key statistics relate to people with disability in Gold Coast City.

The likelihood of living with disability increases with age. Following national trends, the population of Gold Coast City is ageing and we will see increasing levels of disability in the future.

According to customised Gold Coast City data prepared by .id (the population experts):

The table below demonstrates the age distribution of people with disability in Gold Coast City and Queensland.

Age distribution of people with disability 2017 (% of total people with disability)
Age Group No. Gold Coast (%) QLD (%)
0-14 years 7,798 6.6 7.8
15-24 years 6,567 5.5 5.6
25-44 years 18,312 15.4 14.3
45-64 years 35,503 29.9 29.2
65+ years 50,550 42.6 43.0
Total 118,729 100 100

Need for assistance

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census of Population and Housing:

View interactive map showing distribution of residents across the Gold Coast who need assistance due to disability.

Further information

If you require further information, please contact City on 07 5581 6208 or email

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