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Shoal Bay is located in east New South Wales and has a population of around 1,800 (46.2% male, 53.8% female). Around 428 families live in the area and of those 27.6% have one or more children under the age of 15. 18.2% of families have only a single parent while 53.5% of couples have no children. Shoal Bay covers an area of approximately 364 hectares (901 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Shoal Bay is between $250-$399 per week (21.0% of people). 4.1% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 1.2% of the population.
Of the 715 private dwellings in Shoal Bay 36% are owned outright by their occupiers, 15% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 34% are being rented. On average there are around 2.4 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Shoal Bay is as follows: 58.4% separate houses, 29.2% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 11.5% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Shoal Bay 43% are married, 10% are divorced, 3% are separated, 19% are widowed and 25% have never married.
Shoal Bay varies in altitude/elevation from about 1 m (highlight point) to 124 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Shoal Bay is 2315.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Shoal Bay include Anna Bay, Fingal Bay and Nelson Bay.
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Tomaree Head summit track There are 2 places with pictures within Shoal Bay: Tomaree Head and Shoal Bay
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