Ocean Shores

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC13070
People 5,137
Male 47.6%
Female 52.4%
Median age 44
Families 1,376
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all households (a) 0.6
All private dwellings 2,371
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,096
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,724
Median weekly rent $408
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 2,446 47.6 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,691 52.4 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 132 2.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,137 people in Ocean Shores. Of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

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Age Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 286 5.6 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 296 5.8 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 318 6.2 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 328 6.4 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 187 3.6 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 209 4.1 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 252 4.9 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 319 6.2 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 380 7.4 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 382 7.4 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 386 7.5 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 444 8.7 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 441 8.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 342 6.7 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 207 4.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 153 3.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 87 1.7 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 114 2.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Ocean Shores was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 1,620 38.2 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 187 4.4 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 650 15.3 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 210 4.9 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,579 37.2 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Ocean Shores aged 15 years and over, 38.2% were married and 19.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,457 38.5 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 551 14.6 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,772 46.9 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Ocean Shores, of people aged 15 years and over, 38.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 88 5.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 292 19.3 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 41 2.7 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 62 4.1 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 216 14.3 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 59 3.9 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 72 4.8 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 94 6.2 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 114 7.5 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 38 2.5 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 434 28.7 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Ocean Shores 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.4% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 13.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 878 20.7 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 478 11.3 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 129 3.0 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 645 15.2 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 493 11.6 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 183 4.3 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 481 11.3 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 4 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 254 6.0 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 7 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 531 12.5 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Ocean Shores, 11.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 2,095 28.6 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 1,957 26.7 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 809 11.0 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 560 7.6 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 261 3.6 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Ocean Shores were English 28.6%, Australian 26.7%, Irish 11.0%, Scottish 7.6% and German 3.6%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Ocean Shores (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 3,778 74.3 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 259 5.1 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 105 2.1 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Germany 60 1.2 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
United States of America 42 0.8 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4
Netherlands 35 0.7 16,900 0.2 70,172 0.3

In Ocean Shores, 74.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.1%, New Zealand 2.1%, Germany 1.2%, United States of America 0.8% and Netherlands 0.7%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,058 20.6 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 440 8.6 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 305 5.9 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,892 56.3 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Ocean Shores, 56.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 3,220 63.0 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 351 6.9 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 144 2.8 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Germany 97 1.9 47,543 0.6 170,571 0.7
Scotland 75 1.5 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2

In Ocean Shores, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 63.0%, England 6.9%, New Zealand 2.8%, Germany 1.9% and Scotland 1.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 3,354 65.6 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 347 6.8 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 159 3.1 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Germany 85 1.7 47,489 0.6 169,618 0.7
Netherlands 54 1.1 34,775 0.5 152,088 0.6

In Ocean Shores, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 65.6%, England 6.8%, New Zealand 3.1%, Germany 1.7% and Netherlands 1.1%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 2,396 46.7 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 727 14.2 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 653 12.7 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 576 11.2 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Buddhism 129 2.5 207,956 2.8 563,674 2.4

The most common responses for religion in Ocean Shores were No Religion, so described 46.7%, Catholic 14.2%, Not stated 12.7%, Anglican 11.2% and Buddhism 2.5%. In Ocean Shores, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (53.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
German 53 1.0 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Hebrew 44 0.9 3,468 0.0 10,341 0.0
Italian 30 0.6 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
French 27 0.5 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
Portuguese 27 0.5 23,003 0.3 48,853 0.2
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English only spoken at home 4,388 85.4 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 199 9.1 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Ocean Shores 85.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 1.0%, Hebrew 0.9%, Italian 0.6%, French 0.5% and Portuguese 0.5%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,004 42.1 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,052 44.1 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 140 5.9 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 190 8.0 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 2,386 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ocean Shores. Of these 42.1% were employed full time, 44.1% were employed part-time and 8.0% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 340 15.4 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 323 14.7 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 393 17.8 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 357 16.2 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 647 29.4 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Ocean Shores, 15.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 14.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 29.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 518 23.6 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 354 16.1 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 289 13.2 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 236 10.8 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 235 10.7 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 228 10.4 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 213 9.7 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 88 4.0 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Ocean Shores included Professionals 23.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.8%, Labourers 10.7%, Sales Workers 10.4%, Managers 9.7% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 80 3.8 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Other Social Assistance Services 70 3.3 54,259 1.6 158,230 1.5
Cafes and Restaurants 67 3.2 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 62 2.9 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Aged Care Residential Services 54 2.6 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0

Of the employed people in Ocean Shores, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.8%, Other Social Assistance Services 3.3%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.2%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.9% and Aged Care Residential Services 2.6%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 570 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,280 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,096 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ocean Shores was $570.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,467 67.2 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 209 9.6 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 82 3.8 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Truck 34 1.6 32,908 1.0 85,892 0.8
Walked only 25 1.1 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
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People who travelled to work by public transport 20 0.9 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,555 70.8 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Ocean Shores, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 67.2%, Worked at home 9.6%, Car, as passenger 3.8%, Truck 1.6% and Walked only 1.1%. On the day, 0.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 70.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,173 74.9 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,205 28.5 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 573 13.5 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,087 25.6 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Ocean Shores, of people aged 15 years and over, 74.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 13.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 904 21.3 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,291 30.4 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 578 13.6 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 403 9.5 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ocean Shores, 30.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 531 38.7 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 501 36.5 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 325 23.7 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 16 1.2 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Ocean Shores, 36.5% were couple families with children, 38.7% were couple families without children and 23.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.0 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.0 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Ocean Shores, 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 125 12.2 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 108 10.5 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 201 19.6 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 103 10.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 107 10.4 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 240 23.3 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 61 5.9 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 83 8.1 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Ocean Shores, of couple families with children, 12.2% had both partners employed full-time, 10.5% had both employed part-time and 19.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,018 91.5 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 187 8.5 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Ocean Shores, 91.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,761 87.3 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 142 7.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 95 4.7 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.1 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Ocean Shores, 87.3% were separate houses, 7.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.6 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 59 2.9 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 251 12.5 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,133 56.5 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 511 25.5 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 39 1.9 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ocean Shores, of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 12.5% had 2 bedrooms and 56.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 732 36.4 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 682 33.9 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 533 26.5 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 6 0.3 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 56 2.8 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Ocean Shores, 36.4% were owned outright, 33.9% were owned with a mortgage and 26.5% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 1,349 67.1 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 534 26.6 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 126 6.3 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Ocean Shores, of all households, 67.1% were family households, 26.6% were single person households and 6.3% were group households.

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Household income Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 24.7 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.8 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Ocean Shores, 24.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.8% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 408 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.9 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 16.1 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,724 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.2 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.8 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 48 2.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 763 38.0 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 833 41.5 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 293 14.6 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 71 3.5 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Ocean Shores, 38.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 246 12.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,714 85.3 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 50 2.5 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Ocean Shores, 85.3% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 63 48.5 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 67 51.5 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Ocean Shores, 48.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.5% were female. The median age was 22 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,399 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Ocean Shores, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,399.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Ocean Shores % Ocean Shores New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 430 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,538 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Ocean Shores, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $430 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,538.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.