Shell Cove Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Shell Cove (2529) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 86 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Shell Cove is in the federal electorate of Gilmore.

In the 2011 census the population of Shell Cove was 4,029 and is comprised of approximately 51.1% females and 48.9% males.

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

80.1% of people living in the suburb of Shell Cove were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.5% England, 1.6% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.9% New Zealand, 0.9% South Africa, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Italy, 0.5% Chile, 0.5% Malta, 0.4% Spain, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% India, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Ireland.

85.0% of people living in Shell Cove speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.0% Macedonian, 1.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Italian, 1.2% Spanish, 1.0% Other, 0.7% Greek, 0.6% Serbian, 0.5% Maltese, 0.4% Polish.

The religious makeup of Shell Cove is 33.9% Catholic, 23.9% Anglican, 15.1% No religion, 7.3% Eastern Orthodox, 4.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Uniting Church, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.2% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Islam, 1.1% Jehovah's Witnesses.

67.7% of people are married, 22.4% have never married and 5.5% are divorced and 2.0% are separated. There are 67 widowed people living in Shell Cove.

58.8% of the people living in Shell Cove over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.9% are working on a part time basis. Shell Cove has an unemployment rate of 4.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Shell Cove are 20.3% Professionals, 15.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.9% Technicians & trades workers, 13.2% Managers, 11.5% Sales workers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 7.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.6% Labourers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Shell Cove work in are 13.2% Manufacturing, 11.7% Retail trade, 11.4% Health care and social assistance, 9.4% Education and training, 8.0% Construction, 7.6% Public administration and safety, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.0% Transport, postal and warehousing.

29.8% of homes are fully owned, and 52.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 15.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $632 per week and the median household income is $1863 per week.

The median rent in Shell Cove is $430 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2253 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Shell Cove postcode 2529

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