DemographicsSouthport (Qld) is approximately 14.26 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Southport (Qld) was 31908. The population is 49% male and 51% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Southport (Qld) are $1800 to $2399. The most common weekly income bracket is $400 to $499 per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $350 to $449.
DescriptionSouthport is a suburb and the central business district near the midpoint of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and has one of the city's largest communities. At the 2011 Census, Southport had a population of 28,315. Originally known as Nerang Creek Heads, it was named Southport because it was the southernmost port of the colony of Queensland. Southport is recognised as the central business district of the City of Gold Coast. It has the city's largest area of office space at 103,818 m2. In the past, Southport was the central entertainment location of the Gold Coast. In current times it is set apart from the normal tourist hub of the Gold Coast. However, it has still experienced tourist-driven development and extraordinary growth. Southport has 18 high-rise towers either completed, under construction or awaiting commencement. The area of coast facing Southport is known as the Broadwater. The Broadwater houses the Southport Yacht Club and a number of marinas. The area is used for fishing, boating, and watersports. It is fronted by park lands which are a popular area with locals. Located opposite Southport on the Broadwater is the theme park Sea World. Although the Broadwater water is suitable for swimming, it is only 6 minutes from Surfers Paradise, which features high quality beaches and infrastructure including a permanent life guard station. Southport is also bordered by the Nerang River.