2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Gold Coast (C)

Code LGA33460 (LGA)
People 426,661
Male 208,039
Female 218,622
Australian citizenship 356,563
People born overseas 103,799
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 15,075
Families 109,570
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 187,103
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
Total 426,661 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 208,039 48.8 9,270,466 49.4
Female 218,622 51.2 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,721 1.1 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 426,661 people were counted in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Of the total population 1.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 26,082 6.1 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 56,071 13.1 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 55,367 13.0 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 179,835 42.1 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 44,502 10.4 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 64,804 15.2 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 82,153 children aged 0-14 years and 109,306 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 356,563 83.6 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 103,799 24.3 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 15,075 3.4 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas), 356,563 people were Australian citizens, 103,799 were born overseas and 15,075 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 173,400 50.3 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 46,967 13.6 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 22,013 6.4 919,904 6.2
Never married 102,128 29.6 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas), 50.3% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 13.6% were separated or divorced, 6.4% were widowed and 29.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
Australia 294,990 69.1 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Gold Coast (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Gold Coast (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 108,778 54.8 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 64,644 32.6 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 5,700 2.9 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 19,269 9.7 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 126,363 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 198,391 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 198,391 people aged 15 years and over in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 54.8% worked full-time, 32.6% worked part-time, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.7% were unemployed. 126,363 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 44,398 40.5 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 44,069 40.2 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 19,288 17.6 762,632 15.4
Other family 1,815 1.7 88,864 1.8
Total families 109,570 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas), 109,570 families were counted: of these, 40.5% were couple families without children, 40.2% were couple families with children, 17.6% were one parent families and 1.7% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 171,206 91.5 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 187,103 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas), 171,206 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 100,208 58.5 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 27,436 16.0 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 37,832 22.1 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 3,140 1.8 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 2,590 1.5 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas), 58.5% were separate houses, 16.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 22.1% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 56,982 33.3 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 39,003 22.8 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 59,470 34.7 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 4,872 2.8 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 10,879 6.4 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 22.8% were being purchased and 34.7% were rented.

Landlord type Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 26,910 45.2 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 4,323 7.3 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 27,301 45.9 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 938 1.6 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 45.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 7.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 45.9% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Gold Coast (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 108,193 63.2 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 37,145 21.7 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 9,152 5.3 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Gold Coast (C) (Local Government Areas), 63.2% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.7% were single (or lone) person households and 5.3% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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 2001 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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