The size of Highton is approximately 11.6 square kilometres. It has 3 parks covering nearly 1.7% of total area. The population of Highton in 2011 was 16,656 people. By 2016 the population was 18,948 showing a population growth of 13.8% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Highton is 40-49 years. Households in Highton are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Highton work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 77.7% of the homes in Highton were owner-occupied compared with 75.6% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $700,000.