Population of the Sunshine Coast, Australia 2019 (QLD)

The population of the Sunshine Coast in 2019,  is a diverse city with a population of over three hundred thousand people in the general Sunshine Coast area. The significant urban areas which the Sunshine coast covers includes  LandsboroughMaroochy and Noosa. These areas are include in the population figure shown below. The Sunshine Coast is only 100km from Brisbane and is a popular tourist attraction for domestic and international tourists, thanks to the climate and abundance of beach resorts.  


The official estimation of the Sunshine Coast’s population is 333,436 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
2Gold Coast – Tweed Heads663,321
3Sunshine Coast325,399
10Hervey Bay53,492
11Gladstone – Tannum Sands44,984
15Mount Isa18,563

Industry of employment

The Population of the Sunshine Coast has a variety of jobs, but a large percentage of the population are “Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) workers” at 4.3%. The next highest industry of employment is “Cafe and Restaurant Workers” at 3.4% which is 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 33.9%, followed by “Catholic” at 18.6% of the Sunshine Coast’s population. Overall, this data shows that the Sunshine Coast’s population is not a religious area, 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.  

Sunshine Coast, Qeensland

Demographic - Male & Female

The Sunshine Coast population is split by 51.8% female and 48.2% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. 


159,336 Females


148,210 Males

Median Age

The Sunshine Coast’s population median age is 43 years old. The biggest age group is 45-49 year olds at 7.1% of the Sunshine Coast population ( 21,774 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census

43 Years old

Median weekly household income

The population of the Sunshine Coast has an average weekly household income of $1,265. However, the average personal income was $618 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. 

$1,265 a week

Median weekly rent

The population of the Sunshine Coast pays on average $380 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.5 in the Sunshine Coast. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census

$380 a week

States and territories population

States and TerritoriesPopulation March 2019
Percentage change over 2017-18
New south Wales7,988,2411.5%
South Australia1,736,4220.7%
Western Australia2,595,1920.8%
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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