Kiama

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 107031138
People 7,700
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 50
Families 2,187
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.6
All private dwellings 3,943
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,327
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,983
Median weekly rent $390
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 3,769 49.0 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,930 51.0 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 127 1.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 7,700 people in Kiama. Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population.

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Age Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 50 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 349 4.5 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 356 4.6 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 421 5.5 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 416 5.4 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 366 4.8 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 303 3.9 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 315 4.1 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 365 4.7 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 444 5.8 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 470 6.1 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 537 7.0 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 575 7.5 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 632 8.2 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 605 7.9 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 572 7.4 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 386 5.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 272 3.5 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 315 4.1 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Kiama was 50 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 27.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 3,629 55.2 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 174 2.6 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 636 9.7 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 501 7.6 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,636 24.9 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Kiama aged 15 years and over, 55.2% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 3,148 54.3 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 532 9.2 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,121 36.6 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Kiama, of people aged 15 years and over, 54.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 141 6.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 354 17.1 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 105 5.1 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 26 1.3 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 312 15.1 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 97 4.7 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 49 2.4 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 136 6.6 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 270 13.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 58 2.8 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 523 25.3 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Kiama 27.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.8% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 19.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,525 23.3 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 772 11.8 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 212 3.2 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 923 14.1 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 755 11.5 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 201 3.1 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 839 12.8 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 8 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 440 6.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 5 0.1 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 621 9.5 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Kiama, 11.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 3,368 31.4 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 2,903 27.1 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 1,237 11.5 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 947 8.8 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 319 3.0 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Kiama were English 31.4%, Australian 27.1%, Irish 11.5%, Scottish 8.8% and German 3.0%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Kiama (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 5,919 77.2 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 525 6.8 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 125 1.6 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Scotland 58 0.8 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5
South Africa 48 0.6 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7
Germany 44 0.6 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4

In Kiama, 77.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 6.8%, New Zealand 1.6%, Scotland 0.8%, South Africa 0.6% and Germany 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,670 21.7 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 546 7.1 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 392 5.1 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,589 59.6 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Kiama, 59.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 5,007 65.3 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 737 9.6 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 172 2.2 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 124 1.6 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Italy 104 1.4 128,148 1.7 470,138 2.0

In Kiama, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 65.3%, England 9.6%, New Zealand 2.2%, Scotland 1.6% and Italy 1.4%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 5,167 67.3 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 672 8.8 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 171 2.2 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 124 1.6 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
Italy 78 1.0 107,243 1.4 395,775 1.7

In Kiama, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 67.3%, England 8.8%, New Zealand 2.2%, Scotland 1.6% and Italy 1.0%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 2,178 28.3 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 1,885 24.5 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 1,710 22.2 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 651 8.4 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 345 4.5 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Kiama were No Religion, so described 28.3%, Catholic 24.5%, Anglican 22.2%, Not stated 8.4% and Uniting Church 4.5%. In Kiama, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (66.5%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Italian 46 0.6 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
German 34 0.4 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Mandarin 31 0.4 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Greek 29 0.4 81,683 1.1 237,588 1.0
Thai 29 0.4 24,839 0.3 55,444 0.2
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English only spoken at home 6,826 88.9 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 237 7.3 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Kiama 88.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 0.6%, German 0.4%, Mandarin 0.4%, Greek 0.4% and Thai 0.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,846 54.3 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,206 35.5 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 174 5.1 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 174 5.1 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 3,400 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kiama. Of these 54.3% were employed full time, 35.5% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 441 13.6 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 405 12.5 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 368 11.4 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 521 16.1 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,327 41.0 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Kiama, 13.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 800 24.8 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 487 15.1 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 471 14.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 410 12.7 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 397 12.3 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 260 8.1 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 195 6.0 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 165 5.1 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Kiama included Professionals 24.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.1%, Managers 14.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.3%, Sales Workers 8.1%, Labourers 6.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.1%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Cafes and Restaurants 136 4.4 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 132 4.2 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Local Government Administration 104 3.3 43,378 1.3 142,724 1.3
Primary Education 99 3.2 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2
Secondary Education 96 3.1 58,072 1.7 177,487 1.7

Of the employed people in Kiama, the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes and Restaurants 4.4%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.2%, Local Government Administration 3.3%, Primary Education 3.2% and Secondary Education 3.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 649 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,648 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,327 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kiama was $649.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 2,204 68.7 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 214 6.7 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 120 3.7 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 120 3.7 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Train 56 1.7 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 100 3.1 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 2,361 73.3 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Kiama, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.7%, Worked at home 6.7%, Car, as passenger 3.7%, Walked only 3.7% and Train 1.7%. On the day, 3.1% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 73.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,887 74.3 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,803 27.4 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 840 12.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,702 25.9 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Kiama, of people aged 15 years and over, 74.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.4% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,386 21.1 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,869 28.4 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 978 14.9 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 650 9.9 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kiama, 28.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,095 49.9 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 800 36.4 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 276 12.6 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 25 1.1 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Kiama, 36.4% were couple families with children, 49.9% were couple families without children and 12.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 20.2 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.8 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Kiama, 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 282 14.9 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 88 4.7 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 366 19.3 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 188 9.9 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 134 7.1 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 635 33.6 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 86 4.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 113 6.0 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Kiama, of couple families with children, 14.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 19.3% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 3,033 81.3 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 699 18.7 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Kiama, 81.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,855 61.2 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 667 22.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 462 15.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 34 1.1 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Kiama, 61.2% were separate houses, 22.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.2% were flats or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.6 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 115 3.8 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 622 20.5 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,255 41.4 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 966 31.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 53 1.7 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kiama, of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 20.5% had 2 bedrooms and 41.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,388 45.8 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 809 26.7 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 674 22.2 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 97 3.2 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 64 2.1 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Kiama, 45.8% were owned outright, 26.7% were owned with a mortgage and 22.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 2,146 70.9 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 809 26.7 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 70 2.3 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Kiama, of all households, 70.9% were family households, 26.7% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

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Household income Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 21.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.1 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Kiama, 21.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 15.1% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 390 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.2 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,983 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.6 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 186 6.2 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,128 37.3 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,150 38.1 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 474 15.7 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 84 2.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Kiama, 37.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 412 13.6 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,550 84.3 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 63 2.1 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Kiama, 84.3% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 66 52.8 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 59 47.2 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Kiama, 52.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.2% were female. The median age was 24 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,600 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Kiama, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,600.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Kiama % Kiama New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 388 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Kiama, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $388 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,500.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.