Gladstone is a Queensland city located on 550km north of Brisbane. With an urban population over 33,000, the city is the 11th most populous place in Queensland. Gladstone also ranks 40th largest urban centre by population in Australia.
Based on our research, Gladstone population will reach 35,064 by the end of June 2023. We use end of June each year due to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) always follow Australian financial year when pushed the data. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.79% over last 11 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of Gladstone
Looking back last ten years of Gladstone’s population, the growth rate is very consistent and healthy ranging from 0.68% to 1.01%, adding around 226 to 329 people each year to the overall population. The reasons contribute to the population growth is that employment rate and birth rate are very steady in Gladstone. The growth is below the national population growth rate.
Demographics of Gladstone
According to census, 50.9 percent of people living in Gladstone are male, while 49.1% are female. Average age in Gladstone is 33, which is very young age compared with other places in Australia. The top countries of birth are: Australia 76%, New Zealand 3.7%, Philippines 2.3%, England 2.1%, India 1.3% and South Africa 1.0%. The top spoken languages at home are: English 84.4%, Tagalog 1.1%, Filipino 0.8%, Afrikaans 0.5%, Mandarin 0.4% and Hindi 0.4%.
The religious groups in Gladstone consist of:
No Religion, so described 29.9%, Catholic 22.2%, Anglican 15.7%, Not stated 9.7% and Uniting Church 5.0%. In Gladstone, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.3%).
Population Density of Gladstone
Gladstone population density is 130 people per square kilometer.
Occupations and Industries
According to census, the main occupations of people living in Gladstone are Technicians and Trades Workers 21.5%, Professionals 14.6%, Labourers 12.4%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 11.8%, and Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.1%.
The main industries people from Gladstone work in are 6.6% worked in Alumina Production. Other major industries of employment included Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.2%, Engineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services 3.2%, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 2.7% and Primary Education 2.6%.
In terms of working hours, 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.3% worked 40 hours or more.
Facts About Gladstone
- The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gladstone was $714.
- In the sister city program, Gladstone is twinned with the Japanese port of Saiki.
- Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 22.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.2% of the population. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.6% of the population.
- Extreme temperatures in Gladstone have ranged from 4.4 to 42.0 °C.
- The Port of Gladstone is the fifth largest multi-commodity port in Australia and the world’s fourth largest coal exporting terminal.
- Gladstone and Rockhampton are the two major cities in the Central Queensland region.
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