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Shellharbour NSW


Located in the Kiama – Shellharbour area of New South Wales, Shellharbour is in the Shellharbour local government area, and within the electoral seat of Whitlam.

Shellharbour at a glance

Postcode: 2529

Latitude: -34.5568

Longitude: 150.834

Altitude: (metres above sea level)

Population of Shellharbour NSW

At the 2021 national census, the population of 2529 (Including Shellharbour) was 29134 people. Out of those, 14257 were male and 14879 were female.

5089 (17.47%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 22991 people were born in Australia. 1047 (3.59%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Shellharbour

Here is a map of Shellharbour, New South Wales and surrounds.

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