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Nelson Bay is located in east New South Wales and has a population of around 4,100 (49.1% male, 50.9% female). Around 1127 families live in the area and of those 28.7% have one or more children under the age of 15. 16.9% of families have only a single parent while 50.8% of couples have no children. Nelson Bay covers an area of approximately 521 hectares (1287 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Nelson Bay is between $250-$399 per week (17.5% of people). 4.6% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 2.0% of the population.
Of the 1689 private dwellings in Nelson Bay 44% are owned outright by their occupiers, 18% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 33% are being rented. On average there are around 2.4 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Nelson Bay is as follows: 71.2% separate houses, 13.2% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 14.3% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Nelson Bay 53% are married, 11% are divorced, 4% are separated, 8% are widowed and 25% have never married.
Nelson Bay varies in altitude/elevation from about 1 m (highlight point) to 132 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Nelson Bay is 2315.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Nelson Bay include Anna Bay, Corlette and Shoal Bay.
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View from Nelson Head across Port Stephens to Yacaaba Head There are 2 places with pictures within Nelson Bay: Nelson Head and Nelson Bay
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