Shoal Bay Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Shoal Bay (2315) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, New South Wales. It is about 156 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Shoal Bay is in the federal electorate of Paterson.

In the 2011 census the population of Shoal Bay was 1,838 and is comprised of approximately 53.3% females and 46.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Shoal Bay is 56 years of age.

69.2% of people living in the suburb of Shoal Bay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.6% England, 1.9% New Zealand, 1.7% Nepal, 0.9% Germany, 0.8% Scotland, 0.8% Italy, 0.6% Ireland, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Croatia, 0.3% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Greece, 0.2% India.

78.2% of people living in Shoal Bay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 17.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Other, 0.8% Italian, 0.6% German, 0.3% Greek, 0.3% Croatian, 0.3% Other, 0.2% Hindi, 0.2% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Shoal Bay is 26.6% Anglican, 19.7% Catholic, 18.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 17.0% No religion, 4.7% Uniting Church, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Hinduism, 1.3% Baptist, 0.8% Jehovah's Witnesses.

42.4% of people are married, 23.0% have never married and 13.7% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 274 widowed people living in Shoal Bay.

42.7% of the people living in Shoal Bay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 41.8% are working on a part time basis. Shoal Bay has an unemployment rate of 8.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Shoal Bay are 15.6% Technicians & trades workers, 15.2% Labourers, 15.0% Professionals, 14.6% Community & personal service workers, 11.2% Managers, 11.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.3% Sales workers, 6.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Shoal Bay work in are 18.6% Accommodation and food services, 13.5% Retail trade, 12.0% Health care and social assistance, 11.2% Construction, 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.9% Manufacturing, 5.9% Education and training, 5.3% Public administration and safety, 4.8% Professional, scientific and technical services.

34.7% of homes are fully owned, and 16.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 37.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $422 per week and the median household income is $683 per week.

The median rent in Shoal Bay is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Shoal Bay postcode 2315

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