The size of Paddington is approximately 2 km². There are 6 schools and 2 childcare centres located in Paddington.
The population of Paddington in 1996 was 6,807 people. By 2001 the population was 6,970 showing a population growth of 2% in the area during that time.
The predominant age group in Paddington is 20 - 29 years. 
Households in Paddington are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying over $2000.00 per month on mortgage repayments.
In general, people in Paddington work in a professional occupation.
In 1996, 43% of the homes in Paddington were owner-occupied compared with 49% in 2001. 
Currently the median sale price of houses in the area is $655,000