Local Statistics

Gold Coast fast facts
Population: 527828  (2010)
Area: 1,402km²
Time Zone: AEST(UTC+10)

Gold City has been and still remains one of the fastest growing regions in Australia with an annual growth rate of 3.6% for the five years to 2003.

The Gold Coast region is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, Beenliegh and Logan to the north, the Great Dividing Range to the west and the

New South Wales border to the South. Totaling approximately 1,402km².

Major industries are:

• Tourism with over 3.5 million overnight visitors per year and 6.2 million day visitors per year.

• Marine with 450 compaies and over 3500 employees providing products and services to the world.

• Education with international student numbers rising from 8,160 students in 2003/04.

• Food & Wine with a popular wine growing district throughout the Hinterland and world class restuarants.

• Enviroment an industry valued at $72.5 million per annum and employing 618 people across 161 enterprises.

• Health & Medical with five hospitals, health sciences faculty planned for Bond University and development of research/medical technology facilities at Griffith University.

• IT with major companies like IBM, AAPT, Austar, Eracom and strong growth in start up and development.

• Film with studio’s, production rooms, film laboratory and visual effect studio’s located here on the Coast.

• Sport with major code teams strating up and other choosing the Gold Coast for there away games.

Population & Housing
Males: 237,095 Females: 245,229 Total:482,324
Median age of persons: 37
Median rent ($/weekly): 260
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly): 1,473
Income Mediums
Median individual income ($/weekly): 475
Median family income ($/weekly): 1,132
Median household income ($/weekly): 1,016







Number of Employed by Industry Type

Industry # of employed
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 804
Mining 620
Manufacturing 16,188
Electricity, gas, water & waste services 954
Construction 22,927
Wholesale trade 5,682
Retail trade 12,437
Accommodation & food services 9,510
Transport, postal & warehousing 6,312
Information media & telecommunications 2,238
Financial & insurance services 2,797
Rental, hiring & real estate services 3,388
Professional, scientific & technical services 5,924
Administrative & support services 3,879
Public administration & safety 5,152
Education & training 4,086
Health care & social assistance 4,261
Arts & recreation services 3,125
Other services 4,685

More information & sources:

Gold Coast City CouncilState Development, Trade and InnovationABS