See into the future of the Sunshine Coast
  • Monday 21 December 2015
Generic: Caloundra

How many people will be living on the Sunshine Coast in 2026? Where will they be living?

How many secondary school students will there be in your suburb? How are our household types changing?

Sunshine Coast Council has launched the new Population and Household Forecast Report – the latest in its bag of demographic products – which will answer these questions and many more.

Regional Planning Portfolio Councillor Christian Dickson said the report provided the community with readily accessible, easy to use and understand information about how the region was changing in terms of projected population, age, dwellings and household types up to 2026.

“Population Forecast provides up-to-date and consistent demographic information for community groups, investors, business, students and the general public,” Cr Dickson said.

“The report ‘Sunshine Coast Council area Population and Household Forecasts 2011 to 2026’ includes projections for the Sunshine Coast and each Locality of Interest to 2026.

“The report is formatted to present the data in simple, clear tables and charts supported by informative commentary on how the forecasts were developed.”

Cr Dickson said this was the first time demographic projections had been prepared by council at this detailed level and made publicly available.

“The new report will help support evidence-based decision making on the Sunshine Coast for council, the business sector and the community, and contribute to the planning and delivery of services to meet the needs of our growing community,” he said.

“For example, a new business can find information about population and age structure to determine whereabouts they wish to be based, while a property investor can locate specific data on dwellings and household types.”

To access Population Forecast and all of council’s demographic tools, go to council’s website and click on ‘Experience Sunshine Coast’, then ‘Statistics and Maps’.

For questions relating to demographic statistics for the Sunshine Coast, please email demographics@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au outlining your request.