Dobell Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Dobell was 138,042 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the people in Dobell is 39 years of age.

82.0% of people living in the electorate of Dobell were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.3% England, 1.7% New Zealand, 0.7% Scotland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Germany, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% India, 0.2% China , 0.2% Malta, 0.1% Canada.

91.4% of people living in Dobell speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Spanish, 0.2% German, 0.2% Greek, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Dobell is 28.9% Anglican, 27.2% Catholic, 18.4% No religion, 7.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Uniting Church, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Baptist, 1.0% Pentecostal, 0.7% Buddhism.

47.4% of people are married, 31.2% have never married and 10.2% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 7890 widowed people living in Dobell.

55.7% of the people living in Dobell over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.1% are working on a part time basis. Dobell has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Dobell are 16.7% Professionals, 16.1% Technicians & trades workers, 14.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.6% Sales workers, 11.5% Community & personal service workers, 10.8% Labourers, 10.6% Managers, 6.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Dobell work in are 13.7% Health care and social assistance, 13.1% Retail trade, 9.8% Construction, 9.5% Manufacturing, 7.5% Accommodation and food services, 7.0% Education and training, 6.5% Public administration and safety, 5.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.3% Transport, postal and warehousing.

32.2% of homes are fully owned, and 36.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $502 per week and the median household income is $1039 per week.

The median rent in Dobell is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1842 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Dobell contains postcodes 2250, 2258, 2259, 2260, 2261, 2262, 2263 and includes the suburbs of Alison, Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Blue Bay, Blue Haven, Bushells Ridge, Canton Beach, Cedar Brush Creek, Central Mangrove, Charmhaven, Chittaway Bay, Chittaway Point, Dooralong, Doyalson, Durren Durren, Erina Heights, Forresters Beach, Fountaindale, Glenning Valley, Gorokan, Halloran, Hamlyn Terrace, Holgate, Jilliby, Kangy Angy, Kanwal, Kiar, Killarney Vale, Kulnura, Lemon Tree, Lisarow, Little Jilliby, Long Jetty, Magenta, Mardi, Matcham, Mount Elliot, Narara, Niagara Park, Norah Head, Noraville, Ourimbah, Palmdale, Palm Grove, Ravensdale, Rocky Point, Shelly Beach, Tacoma, Tacoma South, The Entrance, The Entrance North, Toowoon Bay, Toukley, Tuggerah, Tuggerawong, Tumbi Umbi, Wadalba, Wallarah, Wamberal, Warnervale, Watanobbi, Woongarrah, Wyoming, Wyong, Wyongah, Wyong Creek and Yarramalong.