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About The Gold Coast | Queensland - by Lily's Florist

Gold Coast, Queensland
 
The Gold Coast is one of the largest cities of Queensland, which covers an area of 1,358 sq.km. This city belongs to the council seat of the Surfers Paradise. In terms of population, Gold Coast Queensland is the second largest Local Government Area of Australia. The city council has over 2500 staff to manage the city. Gold Coast is one of the latest regions and it was established only in 1948. Other local government areas around Gold Coast include Logan, Redland, Pacific Ocean, Tweed and Scenic Rim. The population density however is very low when compared to the other cities. The population density of Gold Coast, Queensland is 367 people per sq.km.
 
Gold Coast has number of sites that are listed under heritage listings. Some of the sites listed under the heritage listings include Currumbin, Pimpama, Southport, Main Beach, Numinbah Valley, South Stradbroke Island, Sprinkbrook, Surfers Paradise, Tallebudgera and Ruffles Road.
 
The population of Gold Coast as of 2011 is 507,642. The average age of the residents in Gold Coast is 38. There are 135,874 families in Gold Coast and average number of children per family is 1.8. There are 226,409 private dwellings in Gold Coast and the average number of people in each household is approximately 2.5. In this city on an average, people earn $1,173 per week. The average weekly rental value in this suburb is $350.
 
The male population in this suburb is 48.9% and the female population is 51.1%. In this city, 18.6% of the population is children under 14 years and 14.5% of the people are 65 years or more. Among the population that has crossed 15 years, 46.5% of the population is married and 34.4% of the population is never married.
 
Majority of the population Gold Coast Queensland has English ancestries and they constitute 30.1% of the overall population. Those with Australian ancestries constitute 24.1%. The Irish population is 7.1%, the Scottish population is 7.3% and the German population is 3.6%. Around 65.4% of the population in Gold Coast are born in Australia. New Zealanders are 8.5%, British are 5.7% and the South Africans are 1.2%. Besides these, there are also Japanese and Scottish population.
 
Gold Coast like most Australian cities is predominantly Christian in nature. Various Christian denominations colour the religious gamut of the city. Around 23.2% of the people are Catholics in Gold Coast. Anglicans constitute 20.9% of the population, the Uniting Church constitutes 4.9% of the population and those without any religious affiliation constitute 22.4%.
 
In Gold Coast majority of the population speak English. Around 83.7% of the population in Gold Coast speak only English at home. Other languages that are spoken in this suburb include Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Italian and Cantonese.
 
The unemployment rate in Gold Coast is 7.4%. In Gold Coast, around 56.1% of the people have fulltime jobs. Around 31.3% of the population in this city had part time jobs. Around 43.5% of the population worked 40 hours or more per week. Just about 4% of the population in Gold Coast, Queensland uses public transportation to reach work.
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