The size of Scarborough is approximately 3.3 square kilometres. It has 13 parks covering nearly 2.7% of total area. The population of Scarborough in 2011 was 7,985 people. By 2016 the population was 8,704 showing a population growth of 9.0% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Scarborough is 50-59 years. Households in Scarborough are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1800 – $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Scarborough work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 57% of the homes in Scarborough were owner-occupied compared with 60% in 2016.