Sandy Bay, Tasmania

Sandy Bay
HobartTasmania
WrestPoint SandyBay.JPG
View of Wrest Point Casino and Sandy Bay
Population: 11,332 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode: 7005
LGA: City of Hobart
State District: Denison
Federal Division: Denison
Suburbs around Sandy Bay:
Dynnyrne Battery Point Derwent River
Tolmans Hill Sandy Bay Derwent River
Mount Nelson Taroona Derwent River

Coordinates: 42°54′04″S 147°19′37″E / 42.901°S 147.327°E / -42.901; 147.327

Sandy Bay is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, located immediately south of the central business district.

The suburb is home to many large homes, and adjoins the waterfront Salamanca area and Battery Point. The suburb is known as one of the city's prestigious areas. It is also the site of the Hobart campus of the University of Tasmania, Fahan School, The Hutchins School, and Mount Carmel College, Sandy Bay. There is considerable diversity within the suburb. The area surrounding the University of Tasmania is home to much student accommodation. However, the lower areas of Sandy Bay, which are close to the water, are home to Tasmania's most expensive real estate.

Sandy Bay is accessible via Sandy Bay Road, which runs from Davey Street in the city all the way to the Kingborough municipal boundary at Taroona where it becomes the Channel Highway. Before the construction of the Southern Outlet, the road was the primary route to and from Kingston. It is also accessible via Regent Street, which bypasses the shopping district and goes direct to the University and Lower Sandy Bay.

Australia's first legal casino, Wrest Point Hotel Casino, was opened in 1973 at the site of the former Wrest Point Riviera hotel.

A former notable resident of Sandy Bay was Australian film actor Errol Flynn. Sandy Bay is bounded by the Derwent River, and the main beach is Nutgrove Beach.


Demographics

At the ABS 2006 census, Sandy Bay had a population of 11,332 people.[1] This was an increase of 453 people from the 2001 census.[2]

Sandy Bay residents had a median age of 38, compared to the Hobart median of 39.[3] Median individual incomes in Sandy Bay were above average for the region—$511 per week compared with $455 per week; however, 23.74% had incomes above $1,000 per week, compared with 15.50% across Hobart. Industry sectors in which Sandy Bay residents worked were comparable with those in Hobart generally, with the largest proportions working in health care (17.67%), education (15.77%), retail (13.84%), hospitality (11.91%), public administration (9.66%) and professional, scientific and technical services (7.19%).

There is considerable diversity within the suburb. One of Sandy Bay's census collection districts (CCDs), based around the University of Tasmania and representing 1,131 people or 10% of the population, has a median age of 23 and an average income of $218, with almost three-quarters of the population in some form of education. Over 20% of the district's population is from Malaysia or China, compared to 5.7% in the suburb generally.[4] At the other end of the scale, 59% of the suburb's population live in CCDs with median incomes above $500, with some significantly above this, especially in the Lower Sandy Bay district.

The most popular religious affiliations in descending order in the 2006 census were Anglican, no religion, Roman Catholic, Uniting and Buddhism.[1] Parishes for the Anglican[5] and Catholic[6] churches have existed in the suburb since 1922 and 1934 respectively.

Politics

Sandy Bay is the only suburb of Hobart which is consistently safe for the centre-right Liberal Party at both state and federal level. The suburb is served by four booths — Sandy Bay, Sandy Bay Beach, Lower Sandy Bay and Waimea Heights — while two other booths, Queenborough and Dynnyrne, are shared with the neighbouring suburbs of South Hobart and Dynnyrne respectively.

In the Tasmanian Legislative Council, Sandy Bay is within the electoral division of Nelson, and has been represented by independent member Jim Wilkinson since 1995.

2010 Federal Election
Source: AEC
  Liberal 38.6%
  Independent 24.7%
  Labor 19.6%
  Greens 16.5%
  Socialist 0.26%
2007 Federal Election
Source: AEC
  Liberal 48.8%
  Labor 30.6%
  Greens 18.4%
  Family First 1.38%
  CEC 0.26%
2004 Federal Election
Source: AEC
  Liberal 51.9%
  Labor 30.9%
  Greens 15.0%
  Family First 1.59%
  Socialist Alliance 0.64%
2001 Federal Election
Source: AEC
  Liberal 52.2%
  Labor 30.2%
  Greens 10.6%
  Democrats 6.87%
2010 State Election
Source: TEC
  Liberal 46.9%
  Greens 24.6%
  Labor 16.6%
  Independent 12.7%
2006 State Election
Source: TEC
  Liberal 47.3%
  Labor 26.0%
  Greens 24.6%
  Independent 1.12%
2002 State Election
Source: TEC
  Liberal 37.2%
  Labor 33.8%
  Greens 27.4%
  Independent 1.08%
1998 State Election
Source: TEC
  Liberal 60.7%
  Labor 22.0%
  Greens 14.8%
  Democrats 0.85%

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Sandy Bay (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC61306&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Sandy Bay (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2001&areacode=SSC61306&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hobart (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=UCL607600&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : 6051002 (Census Collection District)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/ProductSelect?newproducttype=Community+Profiles&collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=6051002&breadcrumb=LP&currentaction=201&action=401. Retrieved 2008-12-27.  Map
  5. ^ Anglican Church in Tasmania. "The Parish of Sandy Bay and Taroona". http://www.anglicantas.org.au/directory/p-sbt.html. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  6. ^ Archdiocese of Hobart (2007). "Parish of Sandy Bay". http://www.hobart.catholic.org.au/sandybay.html. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 

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