The size of Margate is approximately 40.6 square kilometres. It has 47 parks covering nearly 8.5% of total area. The population of Margate in 2011 was 3,624 people. By 2016 the population was 3,945 showing a population growth of 8.9% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Margate is 0-9 years. Households in Margate are primarily couples with children. In general, people in Margate work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 83.3% of the homes in Margate were owner-occupied compared with 81.6% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $560,250. Average length of home ownership is 8 years.