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ⓘ Telegraph Point, New South Wales




Telegraph Point, New South Wales
                                     

ⓘ Telegraph Point, New South Wales

Telegraph Point is a small village on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the Pacific Highway north of Port Macquarie, and on the North Coast railway line. The Wilson River passes beside the village. In the 2011 census, Telegraph Point recorded a population of 619 people, 52.7% male and 48.3% female.

Medium / average age of the population of Telegraph point is 46 years - 9 years above the average for Australia.

Country of birth of residents of Telegraph point is 3.2% England, 0.5% Germany, 0.6% Fiji, 0.5% Denmark, 2.4% New Zealand.

94% of people only spoke English at home, the next most common languages 0.5% Lao, 0.5% German, 0.5% Fijian, Hindi, Danish, 0.5%, 0.5% Spanish.

Religious make of Telegraph point is 30.2% the Anglican, 4% Presbyterian and reformed, 2.6% Uniting Church, 20.7% no religion, 26.3% Catholic.

51.7% of people are married, 29.3% had never married and 11.8% are separated or divorced. There are 18 widowed people living in Telegraph point.

The average individual income is $449.00 per week and the median family income is $1068.00 per week.

37.2% are fully owned, and 45.1% in the process of buying a mortgage loan. 13.5% of homes are rented.

The average rent in Telegraph point is $150 per week and the average loan repayment is $1560 per month.

Public school Telegraph point-a primary school from K to six grade.

Local activities include water-skiing, the mountain Biking, forest walks, jeep tours, Hiking, swimming, rock hopping in streams and creeks and picnicking. The village lies between two areas of state forest. In the summer months, local man-made lake and Park stony Park was turned into a Park in Stoney Park. South of the village is State forest Cairncross, while in the North of Ballengarra state forest.

Local Playground, Charlie Watt reserve, this is the home of the Port Macquarie dog club and a training field for West Phoenix football club.

The first land grants were issued in the area known as perspective’ in 1832. The name derives from the Telegraph line which crossed the river in 1869. Rivers play an important role in the logging of the surrounding forests and there are remains of old wharves are seen, the best preserved of which is on the South Bank beside the traffic bridge in the reserve berth of the magazine.

The city was situated between 1917 and 1983 the train station.

                                     
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