Population of Gold Coast, Australia 2019 (QLD)

The population of Gold Coast in 2019,  is a very diverse city with a population of over well over half a million people. The Tweed Heads urban area is also added to the statistics when calculating the population of the Gold Coast.  The city is the 6th largest city in Australia. This means the Gold Coast is the largest non-capital city in the country. Brisbane the capital city of Queensland is only 66km away from the gold coast. 

679,127

The official estimation of the Gold Coast’s population is 679,127 people as of the last Government estimate in June 2018. 3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia Estimated Resident Population, Significant Urban Areas, Australia (Government Statistics

 

Other populated areas in Queensland

RankSignificant Urban AreasPopulation
1Brisbane2,408,223
2Gold Coast – Tweed Heads663,321
3Sunshine Coast325,399
4Townsville180,346
5Cairns151,925
6Toowoomba135,631
7Mackay80,427
8Rockhampton78,871
9Bundaberg70,578
10Hervey Bay53,492
11Gladstone – Tannum Sands44,984
12Maryborough27,347
13Gympie21,501
14Yeppoon18,764
15Mount Isa18,563
16Warwick15,328
17Emerald14,047
18Kingaroy10,484

Industry of employment

The Population of Gold Coast has a variety of jobs, but a large chunk of the population are “Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals)” workers at 4%. The next highest industry of employment is “Cafes and Restaurants workers” at 3.1% which is much higher than the Australian average of 2.4%.  This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census

Religious affiliation

The top response for religious affiliation  was “No Religion” at 31.4%, followed by “Catholic” at 21.1% of the Gold Coast’s population. Overall, this data shows that the Gold Coast is not a religious city, which is similar to the other major cities in Australia. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census. View our article on types of religion in Australia.  

Gold coast (Tweed Heads)

A view of the Gold Coast, Australia

Demographic - Male & Female

The Gold Coast population is split by 51.5% female and 48.5% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. 

51.5%

321,253 Females

48.5%

303,014 Males

Median Age

The Gold Coast’s population median age is 39 years old. The biggest age group is 40-44 year olds at 7% of the Gold Coast / Tweed Heads population (43,077 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census

39 Years old

Median weekly household income

The population of the Gold Coast has an average weekly household income of $1,359. However, the average personal income was $649 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. 

$1,359 a week

Median weekly rent

The population of the Gold Coast pays on average $390 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.5 in the Gold Coast. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census

$390 a week

States and territories population

States and TerritoriesPopulation March 2019
Percentage change over 2017-18
New south Wales7,988,2411.5%
Victoria6,460,6752.2%
Queensland5,011,2161.7%
South Australia1,736,4220.7%
Western Australia2,595,1920.8%
Tasmania528,2011.1%
Australian Capital Territory420,9602.2%
Northern Territory247,327-0.1%
*Total Australian Population24,899,1001.6%

*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island. 

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Facts about the Gold Coast

  • The Gold Coast is the 6th largest city in Australia by population mass.
  • The Gold Coast is one of the leading tourist destinations of Australia.
  • The recent Commonwealth games were hosted in the city

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