The size of Gunnedah is approximately 519 square kilometres. It has 61 parks covering nearly 4.7% of total area. The population of Gunnedah in 2011 was 9,341 people. By 2016 the population was 9,727 showing a population growth of 4.1% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Gunnedah is 0-9 years. Households in Gunnedah are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1000 - $1399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Gunnedah work in a machinery operators and drivers occupation. In 2011, 65.6% of the homes in Gunnedah were owner-occupied compared with 63% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $340,000.