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Population of Gold Coast

Last official estimated population of Gold Coast City (as Local Government Area) was 591 356 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 2.39% of total Australian population and 11.849% of QLD population. Area of Gold Coast is 1 333.70 km², in this year population density was 443.40 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+2.79%/yr), Gold Coast population in 2020 would be 642 253. [0]


Gold Coast historical population from 1996 to 2017 [4] [3]

Population for other LGA areas

↳ nearby LGA areas:
- Tweed
- Logan
- Redland
- Scenic Rim
- Byron
- Brisbane
- Ipswich
- Lismore

Gold Coast on population maps [3]

Click to enlarge. Gold Coast is located in the center of the images.

Population [people], population density [p./kmĀ²] and population change [%/year] [2]

Annual growth rate in %:

[1996-2001] +1.27 %/Y
[2001-2002] +3.94 %/Y
[2002-2003] +4.03 %/Y
[2003-2004] +3.28 %/Y
[2004-2005] +2.99 %/Y
[2005-2006] +3.07 %/Y
[2006-2007] +3.75 %/Y
[2007-2008] +3.13 %/Y
[2008-2009] +2.96 %/Y
[2009-2010] +2.08 %/Y
[2010-2011] +1.79 %/Y
[2011-2012] +2.55 %/Y
[2012-2013] +2.34 %/Y
[2013-2014] +1.86 %/Y
[2014-2015] +1.98 %/Y
[2015-2016] +2.43 %/Y
[2016-2017] +2.79 %/Y


Population pyramid for Gold Coast (2017)[2]

Female 
Alter
 Male

7 524 
85+
 4 607

5 914 
80-84
 5 111

8 744 
75-79
 8 270

12 862 
70-74
 12 203

15 353 
65-69
 14 671

16 589 
60-64
 14 905

18 749 
55-59
 16 852

19 346 
50-54
 17 887

21 518 
45-49
 19 792

20 635 
40-44
 19 580

20 294 
35-39
 19 250

21 415 
30-34
 20 160

21 937 
25-29
 21 053

21 178 
20-24
 20 381

17 758 
15-19
 18 399

17 125 
10-14
 18 206

18 287 
5-9
 18 883

17 616 
0-4
 18 302


Sources, more info:

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about LGA and Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) on abs.gov.au

[2] Population data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (Population and density: 2017; change: 2016-2017)

[3] Digital Boundaries: Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016.

[4] Historical population: 2001-2012, 2007-2017.