The suburb of Lota is approximately 2 square kilometres in size. Lota has 9 parks covering nearly 17% of total area. The population of Lota in 2011 was 3,254 people. By 2016 the population was 3,248 showing a population decline of 0.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Lota is 40-49 years. Households in Lota are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Lota work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 67.9% of the homes in Lota were owner-occupied compared with 71.5% in 2016. The median sales price of houses in the area currently is $635,000.