The size of Margate is approximately 2.6 square kilometres. It has 15 parks covering nearly 4.9% of total area. The population of Margate in 2011 was 7,007 people. By 2016 the population was 7,390 showing a population growth of 5.5% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Margate is 40-49 years. Households in Margate are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 – $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Margate work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 51.2% of the homes in Margate were owner-occupied compared with 53.2% in 2016.