Living on the Sunshine Coast
  • Last updated:
  • 29 Jun 2021

The Sunshine Coast has a population of around 350,000 people. One in every five people are born overseas (20% of the population) representing 156 countries, 45 faiths and 96 languages.

Our region welcomes an average of 2,700 new migrants per year. So remember you are not alone as you settle in!

To learn more about the diversity of your local area, visit the resources below.

Search Diversity Queensland tool

Information is available for demographic, cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of people living across the State. It profiles these characteristics for all Queensland electoral divisions and local government areas. 

SBS Interactive: How diverse is my suburb?

This interactive explores the diversity of Australian suburbia via ancestry, age, food, religion and birthplace date. Find out how your suburb ranks against the rest of Australia and which suburbs are the most diverse.