The size of Rye is approximately 17.7 square kilometres. It has 176 parks covering nearly 9.4% of total area. The population of Rye in 2011 was 8,159 people. By 2016 the population was 8,423 showing a population growth of 3.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Rye is 60-69 years. Households in Rye are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Rye work in a trades occupation. In 2011, 72.7% of the homes in Rye were owner-occupied compared with 71.6% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $935,000.