The size of Saltwater River is approximately 34.8 square kilometres. It has 13 parks covering nearly 17.1% of total area. The population of Saltwater River in 2011 was 279 people. By 2016 the population was 119 showing a population decline of 57.3% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Saltwater River is 60-69 years. Households in Saltwater River are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $600 - $799 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Saltwater River work in a managers occupation. In 2011, 76.5% of the homes in Saltwater River were owner-occupied compared with 84.6% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $320,000.