Living in Place in Sunshine Coast

This section presents the Overall Liveability Index and shows what the community believes makes somewhere a good place to live and how they experience their local area in that regard. It highlights the liveability attributes where residents local area experiences need to be maintained or improved to advance quality of life in their local area and gives you the ability to explore how the views compare to benchmarks, change across local areas and the influence of demography.

Sunshine Coast Overall Liveability Index
Australia
62.5
Sunshine Coast 2021
60.9
South East QLD
61.6
Queensland
60.8
Regional Centres
61.6
Collected April 2022

Sunshine Coast’s overall liveability – created by combining residents’ values and local area experiences – returned a Overall Liveability Index of 61.6 out of 100. By this measure, liveability in Sunshine Coast is considered consistent with South East QLD (61.6) and Regional Centres (61.6), higher than Sunshine Coast 2021 (60.9) and Queensland (60.8), and lower than Australia (62.5).

Living in Sunshine Coast - values & experiences matrix

Use the values and experiences matrix to understand the relationship between what your residents believe makes somewhere a good place to live and how they experience their local area in that regard. The matrix highlights the attributes that your community believe needs to maintained and improved to advance overall liveability.

Sunshine Coast area to improve    Sunshine Coast area to maintain    Less important attributes

Living in Sunshine Coast – interactive explorer

Use the interactive explorer to understand how your community’s values and experiences compare to other similar locations and regional benchmarks. The explorer also allows you to understand values and experiences across small areas within your LGA and the role of demography. View this short video to learn more about this tool.

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Sunshine Coast Overall Liveability Index

March 2021 Overall Liveability Index

Legend    Sunshine Coast
March 2021
Results sorted by importance in Sunshine Coast

Natural environment Area to maintain

71%
8.1
68%
8.2

Feeling safe Area to maintain

61%
7.2
68%
7.1

A lack of road congestion Area to improve

48%
4.3
48%
4.2

Sense of community Area to maintain

43%
6.6
44%
6.4

Health services Area to maintain

41%
7.0
37%
7.3

Affordable decent housing Area to improve

40%
4.3
42%
4.0

Connectivity Area to improve

30%
5.4
27%
5.6

Shopping, leisure & dining Area to maintain

30%
6.3
31%
6.3
26%
4.4
24%
4.3
21%
6.4
22%
6.2
20%
5.0
25%
4.6
15%
6.7
15%
6.8
15%
4.7
10%
4.4
14%
6.2
11%
6.0
14%
6.0
14%
5.6
12%
6.7
13%
6.9

When asked to select the five attributes that they believe make somewhere a good place to live, residents of Sunshine Coast were most likely to select [imp ATTRIBUTE 1 & (%)], [imp ATTRIBUTE 2 & (%)] and [imp ATTRIBUTE 3 & (%)]. When asked to rate their local area experiences against all 16 attributes, Sunshine Coast residents’ most positive experiences included [exp ATTRIBUTE 1 & (mean)], [exp ATTRIBUTE 2 & (mean)] and [imp ATTRIBUTE 3 & (mean)].