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Gold Coast City

Market characteristics

Gold Coast City has a similar proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Gold Coast City's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Gold Coast City's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Gold Coast City20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents555,721100.0100.0494,496100.0100.0+61,225
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years100,85518.119.491,73718.620.2+9,118
15 - 24 years71,41012.913.066,43613.413.6+4,974
25 - 54 years227,96541.040.5207,13141.941.5+20,834
55 - 64 Years64,08311.511.857,87111.711.6+6,212
65 years and over91,40016.415.371,32114.413.1+20,079
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school43,8027.98.539,7968.08.8+4,006
Secondary school33,6166.06.328,0975.76.0+5,519
Total overseas born156,89728.221.6137,79127.920.5+19,106
Speaks language other than English at home67,86512.211.850,43610.29.7+17,429
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all9,2791.71.86,6481.31.4+2,631
Bachelor or higher degree78,42117.218.357,64314.315.9+20,778
Advanced Diploma or Diploma46,80210.38.735,4528.87.5+11,350
Certificate level99,37121.821.383,46020.719.9+15,911
No qualification178,43239.240.9176,19743.745.8+2,235
Household income--------------
Nill to $64934,52117.017.6--------
$650 to $1,49962,87531.030.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44946,63823.022.3--------
$2,500 or more 37,79018.619.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house130,19854.573.6123,12655.875.7+7,072
Medium house58,68624.615.754,09724.515.2+4,589
High density45,73219.17.839,85018.16.5+5,882

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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