Shortland Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Shortland was 127,857 and is comprised of approximately 51.4% females and 48.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Shortland is 42 years of age.

85.6% of people living in the electorate of Shortland were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.0% England, 1.1% New Zealand, 0.6% Scotland, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% India, 0.2% China , 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia .

92.9% of people living in Shortland speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Other, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Macedonian, 0.2% German, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Greek, 0.1% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Shortland is 28.3% Anglican, 24.6% Catholic, 19.2% No religion, 6.7% Uniting Church, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Baptist, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Pentecostal, 0.9% Eastern Orthodox.

49.9% of people are married, 29.5% have never married and 9.8% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 7650 widowed people living in Shortland.

56.2% of the people living in Shortland over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.7% are working on a part time basis. Shortland has an unemployment rate of 6.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Shortland are 18.2% Professionals, 16.4% Technicians & trades workers, 14.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.2% Sales workers, 10.7% Community & personal service workers, 10.2% Labourers, 9.6% Managers, 7.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Shortland work in are 13.9% Health care and social assistance, 12.3% Retail trade, 9.8% Construction, 9.5% Manufacturing, 8.3% Education and training, 6.9% Accommodation and food services, 6.0% Public administration and safety, 5.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.2% Transport, postal and warehousing.

39.4% of homes are fully owned, and 32.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $492 per week and the median household income is $991 per week.

The median rent in Shortland is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Shortland contains postcodes 2259, 2262, 2263, 2280, 2281, 2282, 2289, 2290, 2306 and includes the suburbs of Adamstown Heights, Belmont, Belmont North, Belmont South, Bennetts Green, Blacksmiths, Budgewoi, Budgewoi Peninsula, Buff Point, Cams Wharf, Catherine Hill Bay, Caves Beach, Chain Valley Bay, Charlestown, Charmhaven, Colongra, Crangan Bay, Croudace Bay, Doyalson, Doyalson North, Dudley, Eleebana, Floraville, Frazer Park, Freemans, Gateshead, Gorokan, Gwandalan, Halekulani, Highfields, Hillsborough, Jewells, Kahibah, Kanwal, Kotara, Kotara South, Lake Haven, Lake Munmorah, Little Pelican, Mannering Park, Marks Point, Moonee, Mount Hutton, Murrays Beach, Nords Wharf, Pelican, Pinny Beach, Point Wolstoncroft, Redhead, San Remo, Summerland Point, Swansea, Swansea Heads, Tingira Heights, Valentine, Warners Bay, Whitebridge, Windale and Wybung.