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Statistics for people with disability

These key statistics relate to City of Gold Coast people with disability.

The likelihood of living with disability increases with age. Following national trends, the population of City of Gold Coast is ageing and we will see increasing levels of disability in the future.

According to customised City of Gold Coast data prepared by .id (the population experts):

The table below demonstrates the age distribution of people with disability in City of Gold Coast and Queensland.

Age distribution of people with disability 2017 (% of total people with disability)
Age Group No. Gold Coast (%) QLD (%)
0-14 years 7798 6.6 7.8
15-24 years 6567 5.5 5.6
25-44 years 18,312 15.4 14.3
45-64 years 35,503 29.9 29.2
65+ years 50,550 42.6 43.0
Total 118,729 100 100

Need for assistance

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census of Population and Housing:

The next Census will be conducted by the ABS in August 2021.

View an interactive map showing distribution of residents across the Gold Coast who need assistance due to disability

Further information

If you require further information, please contact the City on 07 5581 6208 or email

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