The Population

The Gold Coast is the coastal city of Queensland. The Gold Coast is Australia’s 6th largest city in Australia with an estimated population of over 560K people. It is also the largest non-capital city in Australia. Gold Coast located in 66km south-southeast of Brisbane (Queensland capital city). The size of the city is 1402 square kilometres. Gold Coast is famous for her 57km of beaches (from South Stradbroke Island to Rainbow Bay) with an average water temperature of 22 degrees.


Australia's Gold Coast is a city coming of age. Strategically located on the edge of the Asia-Pacific rim, with access to two international airports, the Gold Coast is perfectly positioned as a destination for business, investment, education, sport, events, tourism, entertainment and lifestyle.

The region encompasses 5,000sq km with 70km of pristine coastline, 270km of navigable waterways and 100,000ha of world-heritage listed rainforests. The latitude and longitude of the Gold Coast is, latitude: 28.019654 (28) longitude: 153.391871 (153).

Welcoming close to 12 million visitors each year, the Gold Coast is full of attractions and entertainment of all ages. As Australia’s premier tourist destination, the city offers a heaps of shops, accommodation, theme parks, restaurants, entertainment and events, along with an abundance of natural attractions such as rainforests and beaches. It is also the theme park attraction of Australia.

The Gold Coast has developed into a diverse, forward-thinking city with a future full of promise. As host city for the Commonwealth Games in 2018, the Gold Coast is embracing transformative civic projects like never before, with more than $13.5 billion in major infrastructure projects planned or underway set to change the face of the city.

This is a map of The Gold Coast identifying it's main features such as nation parks, reserves, main areas to live etc.
The main religions and cultures of the Gold Coast

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Gold Coast City between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (15,040 people), Anglican (7251 people), Christian, not further described (6179 people), and Buddhism (2475)

The Gold Coast population is extremely diverse with 27.9 % of residents born overseas. This is a higher proportion than Queensland (20.5%) and Australia (24.62%). Close to 1% identify with an Indigenous heritage.

10.4 % of the Gold Coast residents come from countries where English is not the first language. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of residents born overseas increased by 28,274 or 25.8 per cent, and the number of residents from a non-English speaking background increased by 10,693 or 26.1 per cent.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the Gold Coast population between 2006 and 2011 were for those born in New Zealand (with an additional 10,124 people). In 2011, after Australia, New Zealand was the highest stated country of birth (8.6 per cent), higher than Queensland (4.4 per cent) and Australia (2.2 per cent).

The most practiced religion on the Gold Coast is Christianity. A total of 313,083 people identified as being Christian at the time of the 2011 Census.

The other most common religions practiced within the city were Buddhism (7949 people), Islam (4036 people), and Hinduism (2570 people).

Just over one tenth (10.2 per cent) of Gold Coast residents speak a language other than English at home, compared to 9.8 per cent in Queensland as a whole.

After English, the most frequently spoken language is Japanese, followed by Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese, Italian, German and Spanish.

The Gold Coast is quite a multicultural area to live in and has a range of different people and languages spoken. The only thing is that the different languages are mostly only spoken at home and with family or friends, so the main language of The Gold Coast is English.

Main Employment

Working for City of the Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding, whether you are starting a career or looking to enhance your existing experience and skills. The Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with a diverse population, a wealth of attractions and entertainment, combining great opportunities with a rewarding lifestyle.

The City is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such, welcome applications from peoples who identify as part of diversity groups. These may include but not be limited to Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, women in non-traditional roles, youth, and mature age.

There are many employment opportunities at the Gold Coast welcoming thousands of people everyday.

Human and Cultural Features

The gold coast has I wide range of cultural features and facilities such as churches and places to worship which leads to a wide range of cultures living in the gold coast. It is a very adaptable and cultural city, home to many different races and religions.

Physical and environmental features

Sustainable living plan:

• Saving Energy

• Reduce greenhouse gas emission

• Save Water

• Reduce Waste

Simple actions like turning off the tap when you brush your teeth, choosing products with minimal packaging, buying energy efficient light globes and cycling or taking public transport to work can all make a difference to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves, the city and the planet. This is the Gold Coast's aim when it comes to a sustainibility. They plan to reduce the amount of products such as energy and water to save money and to help the environment.

The city of the Gold Coast is one of the most biodiverse in Australia with around 50 per cent of its land being native vegetation. The City of Gold Coast is also home to World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforests and the Ramsar Convention-listed coastal wetlands of southern Moreton Bay.

It has an extensive range of unique and precious natural landscapes and wildlife habitats, from our hinterland ranges to our coasts and wetlands.

These local ecosystems face pressures from social and economic development, and from climate change. In response, the City is working to protect our landscapes and wildlife, recognising the critical importance of healthy natural environments in shaping a strong and sustainable future.

Physical Features of The Gold Coast

Some of the physical features of the Gold Coast are, 70 kilometres of beaches with an average water temperature of 22 degrees, a large broadwater and five major river systems, tropical rainforest with abundant wildlife and numerous bush walks, the Gold Coast Seaway providing safe ocean access and over 270 kilometres of navigable waterways, rural hinterland stretching to the west and north of the City encompassing many natural wetlands etc.

Everything you could ever hope for in a new home can be found right here on the beautiful Gold Coast.

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