Gold Coast

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 309
People 569,997
Male 48.6%
Female 51.4%
Median age 39
Families 149,362
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 244,888
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,404
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $390
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 277,160 48.6 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 292,835 51.4 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 9,501 1.7 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 569,997 people in Gold Coast. Of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

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Age Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 39 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 33,630 5.9 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 35,780 6.3 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 34,050 6.0 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 35,031 6.1 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 37,774 6.6 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 38,466 6.7 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 39,012 6.8 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 37,923 6.7 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 40,502 7.1 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 40,088 7.0 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 37,224 6.5 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 35,040 6.1 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 31,271 5.5 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 31,030 5.4 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 23,700 4.2 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 16,700 2.9 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 10,912 1.9 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 11,859 2.1 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Gold Coast was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 212,844 45.6 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 17,176 3.7 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 49,864 10.7 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 23,127 5.0 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 163,529 35.1 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Gold Coast aged 15 years and over, 45.6% were married and 14.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 186,204 45.5 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 50,828 12.4 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 172,141 42.1 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Gold Coast, of people aged 15 years and over, 45.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 7,690 4.4 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 30,068 17.3 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 5,958 3.4 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 8,959 5.1 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 20,711 11.9 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 4,398 2.5 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 9,507 5.5 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 10,358 6.0 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 25,964 14.9 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 5,022 2.9 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 45,419 26.1 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Gold Coast 30.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.8% were in primary school, 19.9% in secondary school and 20.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 80,575 17.3 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 48,058 10.3 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 14,158 3.0 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 72,565 15.6 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 81,299 17.4 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 21,250 4.6 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 54,839 11.8 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 240 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 28 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 25,836 5.5 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 1,216 0.3 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 52,157 11.2 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Gold Coast, 17.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
English 230,049 29.3 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 176,724 22.5 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 64,459 8.2 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 58,652 7.5 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
German 28,137 3.6 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Gold Coast were English 29.3%, Australian 22.5%, Irish 8.2%, Scottish 7.5% and German 3.6%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Gold Coast (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 364,733 64.0 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 44,950 7.9 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
England 29,792 5.2 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 6,982 1.2 47,114 1.0 509,555 2.2
South Africa 6,924 1.2 40,131 0.9 162,449 0.7
Japan 4,269 0.7 12,402 0.3 42,421 0.2

In Gold Coast, 64.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 7.9%, England 5.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.2%, South Africa 1.2% and Japan 0.7%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 189,491 33.2 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 40,222 7.1 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 32,830 5.8 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 260,861 45.8 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Gold Coast, 45.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 294,969 51.8 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
New Zealand 52,000 9.1 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
England 43,071 7.6 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 9,328 1.6 64,856 1.4 704,658 3.0
South Africa 7,739 1.4 46,102 1.0 190,816 0.8

In Gold Coast, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 51.8%, New Zealand 9.1%, England 7.6%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.6% and South Africa 1.4%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 303,080 53.2 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
New Zealand 52,020 9.1 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
England 40,974 7.2 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 9,426 1.7 64,863 1.4 699,074 3.0
South Africa 7,911 1.4 46,654 1.0 193,412 0.8

In Gold Coast, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 53.2%, New Zealand 9.1%, England 7.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.7% and South Africa 1.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 181,414 31.8 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 117,743 20.7 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 92,244 16.2 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 59,450 10.4 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 22,360 3.9 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Gold Coast were No Religion, so described 31.8%, Catholic 20.7%, Anglican 16.2%, Not stated 10.4% and Uniting Church 3.9%. In Gold Coast, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (59.5%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Mandarin 9,300 1.6 69,474 1.5 596,711 2.5
Japanese 5,815 1.0 16,877 0.4 55,966 0.2
Korean 3,480 0.6 19,620 0.4 108,997 0.5
Spanish 3,148 0.6 21,006 0.4 140,817 0.6
Cantonese 2,996 0.5 24,900 0.5 280,943 1.2
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English only spoken at home 459,299 80.6 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 33,065 14.9 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Gold Coast 80.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 1.6%, Japanese 1.0%, Korean 0.6%, Spanish 0.6% and Cantonese 0.5%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 159,808 55.7 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 94,211 32.8 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 12,868 4.5 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 19,985 7.0 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 286,872 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gold Coast. Of these 55.7% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 31,151 11.7 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 27,312 10.2 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 35,753 13.4 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 49,370 18.5 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 110,438 41.4 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Gold Coast, 11.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Professionals 48,931 18.3 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 39,886 14.9 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 36,188 13.6 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 33,255 12.5 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 32,193 12.1 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 32,103 12.0 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 26,105 9.8 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 13,587 5.1 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Gold Coast included Professionals 18.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.6%, Managers 12.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.1%, Sales Workers 12.0%, Labourers 9.8% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.1%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 10,542 4.0 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 8,371 3.1 49,488 2.3 253,385 2.4
Accommodation 6,837 2.6 29,602 1.4 113,377 1.1
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 6,483 2.4 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 5,541 2.1 41,958 2.0 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Gold Coast, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.0%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.1%, Accommodation 2.6%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.4% and Takeaway Food Services 2.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 665 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,655 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,404 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gold Coast was $665.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 183,517 68.8 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 16,004 6.0 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 12,780 4.8 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 6,932 2.6 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Bus 2,994 1.1 63,829 3.0 323,201 3.0
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 11,123 4.2 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 200,277 75.0 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Gold Coast, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.8%, Worked at home 6.0%, Car, as passenger 4.8%, Walked only 2.6% and Bus 1.1%. On the day, 4.2% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 75.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 321,350 68.9 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 128,094 27.5 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 46,256 9.9 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 70,380 15.1 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Gold Coast, of people aged 15 years and over, 68.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.5% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 109,624 23.5 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 122,751 26.3 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 51,583 11.1 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 37,388 8.0 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gold Coast, 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 59,197 39.6 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 62,509 41.9 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 25,530 17.1 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 2,125 1.4 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Gold Coast, 41.9% were couple families with children, 39.6% were couple families without children and 17.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.4 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.6 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Gold Coast, 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 26,494 21.8 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 5,992 4.9 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 27,420 22.5 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 16,902 13.9 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 7,591 6.2 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 24,003 19.7 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 5,870 4.8 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 7,437 6.1 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Gold Coast, of couple families with children, 21.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 22.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 203,602 89.5 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 23,832 10.5 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Gold Coast, 89.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 120,527 59.2 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 41,086 20.2 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 39,512 19.4 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 1,532 0.8 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Gold Coast, 59.2% were separate houses, 20.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.4% were flats or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 902 0.4 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 10,615 5.2 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 42,534 20.9 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 74,081 36.4 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 70,341 34.5 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 5,133 2.5 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gold Coast, of occupied private dwellings 5.2% had 1 bedroom, 20.9% had 2 bedrooms and 36.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 53,827 26.4 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 69,042 33.9 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 73,474 36.1 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 1,493 0.7 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 5,765 2.8 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Gold Coast, 26.4% were owned outright, 33.9% were owned with a mortgage and 36.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 145,300 71.4 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 46,934 23.1 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 11,364 5.6 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Gold Coast, of all households, 71.4% were family households, 23.1% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

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Household income Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 18.9 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.5 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Gold Coast, 18.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.5% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 390 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.4 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 16.6 -- 12.8 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.0 -- 6.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 10,128 5.0 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 70,239 34.5 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 78,552 38.6 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 37,671 18.5 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 7,009 3.4 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Gold Coast, 34.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 23,295 11.4 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 174,610 85.8 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 5,699 2.8 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Gold Coast, 85.8% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 4,633 48.7 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 4,871 51.3 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Gold Coast, 48.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.3% were female. The median age was 23 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,486 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Gold Coast, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,486.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gold Coast % Gold Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 390 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Gold Coast, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $390 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.