Shellharbour Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Shellharbour (2529) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 85 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Shellharbour is in the federal electorate of Gilmore.

In the 2011 census the population of Shellharbour was 3,327 and is comprised of approximately 50.0% females and 50.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Shellharbour is 40 years of age.

79.6% of people living in the suburb of Shellharbour were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.8% England, 1.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.9% New Zealand, 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Germany, 0.8% Spain, 0.6% Malta, 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Croatia, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% Egypt, 0.4% Portugal, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% South Eastern Europe, nfd.

86.8% of people living in Shellharbour speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.1% Macedonian, 2.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Spanish, 1.0% Italian, 0.6% Croatian, 0.5% German, 0.5% Other, 0.5% Maltese, 0.5% Portuguese.

The religious makeup of Shellharbour is 33.7% Catholic, 25.8% Anglican, 14.8% No religion, 5.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.0% Eastern Orthodox, 4.1% Uniting Church, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.0% Islam, 0.8% Other religious affiliation .

52.0% of people are married, 31.4% have never married and 7.8% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 142 widowed people living in Shellharbour.

57.3% of the people living in Shellharbour over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.6% are working on a part time basis. Shellharbour has an unemployment rate of 6.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Shellharbour are 16.6% Professionals, 16.4% Technicians & trades workers, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.4% Community & personal service workers, 11.1% Sales workers, 10.1% Managers, 9.1% Labourers, 8.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Shellharbour work in are 12.1% Health care and social assistance, 11.7% Retail trade, 11.6% Manufacturing, 10.1% Construction, 9.6% Education and training, 7.2% Accommodation and food services, 7.1% Public administration and safety, 4.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.9% Professional, scientific and technical services.

38.2% of homes are fully owned, and 29.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $538 per week and the median household income is $1208 per week.

The median rent in Shellharbour is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1800 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Shellharbour postcode 2529

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