The size of Deception Bay is approximately 19.2 square kilometres. It has 60 parks covering nearly 22% of total area. The population of Deception Bay in 2011 was 19,672 people. By 2016 the population was 19,867 showing a population growth of 1.0% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Deception Bay is 0-9 years. Households in Deception Bay are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1400 – $1799 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Deception Bay work in a labourer occupation. In 2011, 55.7% of the homes in Deception Bay were owner-occupied compared with 56.2% in 2016.