The size of Sandy Bay is approximately 6.9 square kilometres. It has 17 parks covering nearly 18.7% of total area. The population of Sandy Bay in 2011 was 11,156 people. By 2016 the population was 11,925 showing a population growth of 6.9% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Sandy Bay is 20-29 years. Households in Sandy Bay are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Sandy Bay work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 63.1% of the homes in Sandy Bay were owner-occupied compared with 61.5% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $1,250,000.