2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City)

Code SSC32211 (SSC)
People 18,501
Male 9,715
Female 8,786
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 11,008
People born overseas 5,221
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 5,428
Families 3,582
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 17,958
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $917
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,600
Median weekly rent $255
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People — demographics
People Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Total 18,501 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 9,715 52.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 8,786 47.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 78 0.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 18,501 people were usually resident in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs): of these 52.5% were male and 47.5% were female. Of the total population 0.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 574 3.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 929 5.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,612 19.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 7,799 42.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,437 13.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,151 17.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 8.1% of people usually resident in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 30.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 11,008 59.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 5,221 28.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 5,428 29.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 59.5% of people usually resident in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 28.2% were born overseas and 29.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,880 34.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,622 15.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 870 5.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 7,629 44.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 34.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs) were married, 15.4% were either separated or divorced, 5.1% were widowed and 44.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Australia 8,486 45.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,940 58.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,480 29.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 237 2.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 193 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 555 6.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,216 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 8,405 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 8,405 people aged 15 years and over in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 58.8% worked full-time, 29.5% worked part-time, 2.8% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.6% were unemployed. 4,216 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 522 -- 466 --
Family 1,150 -- 1,171 --
Household 917 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $522, the median family income was $1,150 and the median household income was $917.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,209 61.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 796 22.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 466 13.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 111 3.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,582 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,582 families in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs): of these 61.7% were couple families without children, 22.2% were couple families with children, 13.0% were one parent families and 3.1% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 12,472 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 17,958 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 12,472 occupied private dwellings were counted in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,347 10.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 787 6.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 10,295 82.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 43 0.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), 10.8% were separate houses, 6.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 82.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,379 19.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,424 11.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 4,634 37.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 374 3.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,661 29.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), 19.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 11.4% were owned with a mortgage and 37.2% were rented.

Landlord type Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,504 54.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 13 0.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,910 41.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 206 4.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 41.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 255 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,600 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $255. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,600. The average people per household was 1.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,557 28.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,733 21.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 866 6.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), 28.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.9% were single (or lone) person households and 6.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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