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Statistics for seniors

Key statistics

These statistics relate to City of Gold Coast seniors (aged 65 years and over).

Age and sex structure

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2019 Regional population by age and sex data:

According to the ABS 2016 Census of Population and Housing:

View an interactive map showing the distribution of seniors across the Gold Coast.


Labour force, occupation and industry of employment


Prevalence of dementia

The table below contains data taken from Dementia Australia 2018, Dementia Prevalence Estimates 2018-2058 by Commonwealth Electoral Division which demonstrates the predicted increase in the prevalence of dementia on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast City Commonwealth Electoral Divisions – predicted increase in prevalence of dementia 2018-2058
Commonwealth Electoral Division 2018 2028 2058 % change from 2019-2058
Fadden 3,133 4,408 8,629 175%
Forde 2387 3656 7377 159%
McPherson 2925 4116 8057 164%
Moncrieff 3380 4756 9310 189%
Wright 2719 3969 7492 152%

Further information

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will conduct the next Census in August 2021.

View an interactive map showing key statistics for seniors on the Gold Coast

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