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Top 5 most family friendly suburbs on the Gold Coast

What constitutes a family-friendly suburb? In our opinion, and what this lists is based on, a family friendly suburb is one where the population consists of a primarily (50%+) family households, where there's a majority of owner-occupiers vs renters, where there're predominantly free-standing homes and a below average crime rate and is in the top-two tiers in terms of the population's socio-economic make-up.

So what are the best suburbs in the Gold Coast for families?
Family-friendly suburbs on the Gold Coast

The 5 most family-friendly areas on the Gold Coast:

Currumbin Valley - Tallebudgera

The Currumbin Valley & Tallebudgera area is a rural locality located in the Southern Gold Coast tucked-away behind Currumbin Waters and Elanora and bounded by the NSW border in the south.

Family households 54%

Free-standing homes 85%

Owner-occupier 72%

Crime rate 24.7

Socio-economic advantage score 1040

Reedy Creek - Andrews

Reedy Creek - Andrews is located west of the M1, just south of Mudgeeraba and north of Tallebudgera. Andrews is the section that runs along the west side of the M1 bordering Tallebudgera, and is in fact part of the suburb of Burleigh Heads.

Family households 58%

Free-standing homes 71%

Owner-occupier 72%

Crime rate 17.6

Socio-economic advantage score 1061

Mudgeeraba - Bonogin

Set at the foot of the Gold Coast Hinterland, on the western side of the M1, Mudgeeraba & Bonogin are fringed by bushland yet only a short drive from the Gold Coast beaches and hustle & bustle.

Family households 52%

Free-standing homes 96%

Owner-occupier 81%

Crime rate 15.0

Socio-economic advantage score 1056

Wongawallan - Upper Coomera (South)

Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland in the north-west of the Gold Coast, Wongawallan is a large rural area where you're surrounded by nature. The southern-most part of Upper Coomera includes the area either side of the Tamborine-Oxenford Rd including Highland Reserve, Pleasant Parklands and Riverstone Crossing.

Family households 60%

Free-standing homes 97%

Owner-occupier 69%

Crime rate 27.0

Socio-economic advantage score 1062

Yatala - Ormeau Hills

Located in the northern part of the Gold Coast, the area that includes Yatala, Luscombe and Ormeau Hills is located on the western-side of the M1, with good access to both Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Family households 57%

Free-standing homes 94%

Owner-occupier 76%

Crime rate 50.9

Socio-economic advantage score 1052

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Need help finding the best suburbs?

The Gold Coast consists of 52 suburbs and 29 localities, each offering completely different surrounds and lifestyles. So where do you start if you're not familiar with the different areas of the Gold Coast and what each suburb has to offer?

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*SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage summarizes information about the economic and social conditions of people and households within an area, including both relative advantage and disadvantage measures. This score is standardised against a mean of 1000 with a standard deviation of 100. This means that the average SEIFA score is 1000. A high score indicates a relative lack of disadvantage and greater advantage in general. For example, an area may have a high score if there are:

- many households with high incomes, or many people in skilled occupations, AND

- few households with low incomes, or few people in unskilled occupations.

Crimes rates are calculated using the 2020 Estimated Resident Population of the suburb or area and the crime statistics as reported by the Queensland Police Service for the a 12-month reporting period to 31 March 2021.

Data for this article has been extracted from the Australian Bureau of Statistics based on the 2016 census information.

We have in preparing this information used our best endeavours to ensure that the information contained herein is true and accurate but accept no responsibility and disclaim all liability in respect of any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or misstatements that may occur.

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