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Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of Gold Coast City as of the 30th June 2016, is 576,918.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL Gold Coast City population for 2016. For areas within Gold Coast City, the ERP is not an official count but an experimental estimate which is subject to review after the next Census.

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive population count available in Australia is derived from the Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every five years. However the Census count is generally an under-estimate of the actual population, due to people missed in the Census and people overseas on Census night. To provide a more accurate population figure which is updated more frequently than every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics also produces "Estimated Resident Population" (ERP) numbers for Gold Coast City. Estimates for areas within Gold Coast City are based on aggregates of SA1s derived from population distributions applicable at the 2011 Census. Actual populations may vary slightly where population growth has not been uniform since the previous Census.

See data notes for a detailed explanation of different population types, how they are calculated and when to use each one.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Gold Coast City
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
2006450,075----
2007466,940+16,865+3.75
2008481,569+14,629+3.13
2009495,835+14,266+2.96
2010506,135+10,300+2.08
2011515,202+9,067+1.79
2012528,712+13,510+2.62
2013541,356+12,644+2.39
2014551,985+10,629+1.96
2015563,356+11,371+2.06
2016576,918+13,562+2.41

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Gold Coast City: 576,918 2015, Gold Coast City: 563,356 2014, Gold Coast City: 551,985 2013, Gold Coast City: 541,356 2012, Gold Coast City: 528,712 2011, Gold Coast City: 515,202 2010, Gold Coast City: 506,135 2009, Gold Coast City: 495,835 2008, Gold Coast City: 481,569 2007, Gold Coast City: 466,940 2006, Gold Coast City: 450,075
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Percentage change: +2.4% 2015, Percentage change: +2.1% 2014, Percentage change: +2.0% 2013, Percentage change: +2.4% 2012, Percentage change: +2.6% 2011, Percentage change: +1.8% 2010, Percentage change: +2.1% 2009, Percentage change: +3.0% 2008, Percentage change: +3.1% 2016, Change in number: +13,562 2015, Change in number: +11,371 2014, Change in number: +10,629 2013, Change in number: +12,644 2012, Change in number: +13,510 2011, Change in number: +9,067 2010, Change in number: +10,300 2009, Change in number: +14,266 2008, Change in number: +14,629 2007, Change in number: +16,865
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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