Welcome to Sunshine Coast Community Profile

The Sunshine Coast Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 278,202, with a population density of 1.21 persons per hectare.

PLEASE NOTE: The information in this site has been adjusted to align with the new de-amalgamated LGA boundary that came into effect on 1st January 2014

The Sunshine Coast Council area is located in south-east Queensland, about 100 kilometres north of Brisbane.

The Sunshine Coast Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

Important

Statistics

Population

278,202

ABS ERP 2013

Land area

229,072

hectares (2,291 Km2)

Population density

1.21

persons per hectare

Profile areas
Sunshine Coast
NEWS

Communities of interest modules now available

(27/03/2014)

Have you ever wondered whether preschoolers in your local government area live in wealthier or poorer households than average? Or whether more elderly people in your LGA are downsizing and living smaller dwellings? Or if your youth are accessing employment more or less easily over time? Now you can find out with a new series of add-on modules for profile.id Learn more about the new communities of interest modules and register your interest.

Who works the most, men or women?

(20/03/2014)

Controversial! This is one of the Census topics that generates a lot of interest. It’s a bit of a minefield, but we attempt to look at not just domestic work, but which gender does the most work overall, to see if we can answer this age old question. The results are surprising….

This community profile is just one of a family of demographic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre.