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Crescent Head

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Crescent Head is a beach-side community 440 km north-northeast of Sydney, in Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 census, Crescent Head had a population of 1,586 people. Its major industries include tourism and fishing. It has a small golf course overlooking the sea.HistoryCrescent Head was officially declared a village in 1894, however, the first mention of Crescent Head had appeared in 1833 from the NSW Calendar and General Post Office Directory.Excerpt from the General Post Office Directory 1833: “From Port Macquarie northerly there is a beaten track and the country may present some obstructions to the formation of a road; travelling is not, however, difficult; the tracks follow the coast which is a succession of sandy beaches extending from Port Macquarie to Point Plomer, thence to Crescent Head and then to Trial Bay…”In the 1960's, Crescent Head became a well known destination for long board surfers as the Malibu surfboard rose to prominence in Australia.DemographicsIn 2011, there were 439 families residing in Crescent Head with an average of 1.9 children per family.2011 Estimated Population Data by Gender/Age 51.3% Male48.7% Female47.0 Est. Average Age17.4% Population 0-14 Years14.6% Population Over 65 2011 Registered Marital Status Married 43.0%Separated 5.4%Divorced 12.8%Widowed 6.3%Never Married 32.5% 2011 Religious Affiliation Anglican 24.5%No Religion 24.2%Catholic 22.7%Uniting Church 5.3%Presbyterian and Reformed 2.6% 2011 Languages Spoken at Home English 93.9% German 0.4% French 0.4%Norwegian 0.2%Polish 0.2%
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