The size of Gympie is approximately 15.2 square kilometres. It has 18 parks covering nearly 4.2% of total area. The population of Gympie in 2011 was 10,156 people. By 2016 the population was 10,787 showing a population growth of 6.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Gympie is 0-9 years. Households in Gympie are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1000 - $1399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Gympie work in a labourer occupation. In 2011, 57.8% of the homes in Gympie were owner-occupied compared with 54.1% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $342,500.