The size of Aratula is approximately 26.2 square kilometres. The population of Aratula in 2011 was 505 people. By 2016 the population was 518 showing a population growth of 2.6% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Aratula is 50-59 years. Households in Aratula are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Aratula work in a labourer occupation. In 2011, 78.6% of the homes in Aratula were owner-occupied compared with 82.7% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $381,000.