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Our Community

Our community is located on the Queensland coast about 550 kilometres north of Brisbane, the capital of our state. Our location at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef gives us a great year round out door lifestyle which attracts many people from colder climates in Australia and the northern hemisphere.

The township of Gladstone has a population of about 35,000 and, when combined with the satellite townships of Boyne Island/Tannum Sands (BITS), Calliope and Mt Larcom, the area has a population of over 65,000 people.

The Queensland Government expects that our community will continue to grow strongly and double in population by 2031.

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To do this people will have to come from all over Australia and the rest of the world.

Gladstone is a proud and diverse multicultural community. We welcome people of all origins, beliefs, and cultural and linguistic heritage.

Our world class industries attract people from all over the world. There are people of 70 nationalities in Gladstone who speak about 72 languages.  After English the most commonly spoken languages are German, Farsi, Mandarin, Hindi and Arabic.

About 40% of our community were born overseas or their parents were. People from England, New Zealand and the Philippines make up our largest multicultural communities followed by people from India, Iran, China and South Africa.

Given the variety of people coming to our town, Gladstone has grown to become a vibrant as well as friendly community.  One example of our country hospitality is the Welcome to Gladstone morning teas run by the Gladstone Regional Council. These events help newcomers settle into Gladstone and meet locals and other newcomers.  More details about these morning teas are on the Gladstone Regional Council website.

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