Ocean Shores Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Ocean Shores (2483) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 634 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Ocean Shores is in the federal electorate of Richmond.

In the 2011 census the population of Ocean Shores was 4,870 and is comprised of approximately 51.8% females and 48.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Ocean Shores is 41 years of age.

79.9% of people living in the suburb of Ocean Shores were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.0% England, 2.0% New Zealand, 1.1% Germany, 0.9% Israel, 0.7% United States of America, 0.7% Netherlands, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% France, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Brazil, 0.3% Japan, 0.2% Austria.

91.0% of people living in Ocean Shores speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Other, 1.1% German, 0.7% Italian, 0.6% French, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Ocean Shores is 36.0% No religion, 19.4% Catholic, 15.6% Anglican, 7.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.2% Uniting Church, 3.1% Other religious affiliation , 2.6% Buddhism, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.1% Other Religious Groups.

41.0% of people are married, 35.0% have never married and 15.0% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 203 widowed people living in Ocean Shores.

43.4% of the people living in Ocean Shores over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 41.0% are working on a part time basis. Ocean Shores has an unemployment rate of 8.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Ocean Shores are 21.3% Professionals, 15.1% Technicians & trades workers, 12.5% Community & personal service workers, 11.9% Labourers, 11.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.3% Sales workers, 10.4% Managers, 4.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Ocean Shores work in are 14.3% Health care and social assistance, 12.7% Retail trade, 11.1% Construction, 9.8% Education and training, 8.9% Accommodation and food services, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.2% Manufacturing, 4.7% Public administration and safety, 4.5% Administrative and support services.

34.0% of homes are fully owned, and 35.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $480 per week and the median household income is $907 per week.

The median rent in Ocean Shores is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Ocean Shores postcode 2483

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