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.
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.