Shortland Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Shortland (2307) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales. It is about 119 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Shortland is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Shortland was 3,705 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Shortland is 35 years of age.

83.6% of people living in the suburb of Shortland were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.8% England, 1.5% China , 1.0% Saudi Arabia, 0.7% Philippines, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% India, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Korea, Republic of , 0.2% Iran, 0.2% Iraq, 0.2% Sudan, 0.2% Brunei Darussalam.

88.5% of people living in Shortland speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.6% Mandarin, 1.3% Other, 1.3% Arabic, 0.5% Cantonese, 0.4% Other, 0.3% Serbian, 0.3% Other , 0.3% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Shortland is 24.4% Catholic, 23.6% Anglican, 20.6% No religion, 6.7% Uniting Church, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.1% Baptist, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Islam, 1.7% Pentecostal.

42.7% of people are married, 38.2% have never married and 8.0% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 252 widowed people living in Shortland.

57.7% of the people living in Shortland over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.0% are working on a part time basis. Shortland has an unemployment rate of 7.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Shortland are 18.3% Technicians & trades workers, 14.8% Professionals, 13.9% Labourers, 12.3% Community & personal service workers, 11.9% Sales workers, 11.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.2% Managers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Shortland work in are 13.8% Health care and social assistance, 12.9% Retail trade, 12.9% Manufacturing, 7.4% Education and training, 7.4% Construction, 7.0% Accommodation and food services, 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.2% Public administration and safety, 4.4% Other services.

34.9% of homes are fully owned, and 31.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $433 per week and the median household income is $878 per week.

The median rent in Shortland is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1582 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Shortland postcode 2307

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