The size of Surfers Paradise is approximately 6.3 square kilometres. It has 50 parks covering nearly 7.4% of total area. The population of Surfers Paradise in 2011 was 19,668 people. By 2016 the population was 23,688 showing a population growth of 20.4% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Surfers Paradise is 20-29 years. Households in Surfers Paradise are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Surfers Paradise work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 41.5% of the homes in Surfers Paradise were owner-occupied compared with 39.9% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $1,290,000.