Kiama (A)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA14400
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 397
Male 50.9%
Female 49.1%
Median age 25
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 196
Average people per household 3.3
Median weekly household income $1,882
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $395

(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 Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 378 95.2 207,250 95.9 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 15 3.8 4,840 2.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4 1.0 4,080 1.9 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Kiama (A), there were 397 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 50.9% were male and 49.1% were female.

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Age Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --
0-4 years 34 8.6 24,956 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 83 21.1 49,311 22.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 74 18.8 41,327 19.1 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 53 13.5 27,767 12.8 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 36 9.1 22,886 10.6 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 53 13.5 22,421 10.4 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 39 9.9 15,934 7.4 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 22 5.6 11,576 5.4 30,952 4.8

In Kiama (A), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 25 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 30.1% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 5.6% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 123 44.6 33,345 23.5 105,086 24.5
Separated 7 2.5 6,715 4.7 19,112 4.5
Divorced 10 3.6 10,931 7.7 28,796 6.7
Widowed 5 1.8 4,357 3.1 13,794 3.2
Never married 131 47.5 86,555 61.0 261,980 61.1

In Kiama (A), 44.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 6.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 112 43.4 29,736 23.4 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 35 13.6 18,245 14.4 60,051 16.0
Not married 111 43.0 78,875 62.2 228,281 60.9

In Kiama (A), 43.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 13.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Pre-school 9 5.8 7,286 8.2 16,698 6.4
Primary 55 35.5 33,034 37.1 97,859 37.5
Secondary 42 27.1 22,640 25.4 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 13 8.4 6,508 7.3 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 18 11.6 5,623 6.3 15,489 5.9
Other 3 1.9 1,420 1.6 5,047 1.9
Not stated 15 9.7 12,589 14.1 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Kiama (A), 39.1% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.5% were attending a primary school, 27.1% were attending a secondary school and 20.0% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 46 16.4 9,510 6.7 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 26 9.3 8,908 6.3 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 7 2.5 5,294 3.7 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 56 19.9 20,305 14.3 56,625 13.2
Year 12 38 13.5 17,641 12.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 10 3.6 9,222 6.5 34,674 8.1
Year 10 40 14.2 26,665 18.8 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 0 0.0 475 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 45 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 30 10.7 23,512 16.6 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 0 0.0 792 0.6 4,256 1.0
Not stated 13 4.6 15,835 11.2 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Kiama (A), 13.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 23.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English only spoken at home 377 95.9 204,018 94.4 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 95.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Kiama (A). There were no other responses for language spoken at home.

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Ancestry, top responses Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 309 51.8 150,901 49.9 399,843 45.0
English 124 20.8 60,982 20.2 152,758 17.2
Irish 54 9.1 18,060 6.0 45,887 5.2
Australian Aboriginal 49 8.2 29,526 9.8 140,480 15.8
Scottish 28 4.7 11,704 3.9 30,843 3.5

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 (A) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Kiama (A), the most common ancestries were Australian 51.8%, English 20.8%, Irish 9.1%, Australian Aboriginal 8.2% and Scottish 4.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 107 54.0 38,368 49.7 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 50 25.3 22,333 29.0 61,049 27.4
Away from work 14 7.1 4,612 6.0 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 27 13.6 11,827 15.3 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 87 30.2 60,973 43.0 190,132 44.3

There were 198 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kiama (A). Of these 54.0% were employed full time, 25.3% were employed part-time and 13.6% 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.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 31 19.0 8,807 13.5 24,339 13.4
Technicians and Trades Workers 29 17.8 9,016 13.8 24,399 13.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 21 12.9 11,165 17.1 30,991 17.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 20 12.3 8,060 12.3 23,174 12.7
Labourers 19 11.7 9,913 15.2 27,814 15.3
Managers 17 10.4 4,756 7.3 12,844 7.1
Sales Workers 12 7.4 5,993 9.2 15,791 8.7
Machinery Operators and Drivers 11 6.7 5,737 8.8 16,774 9.2

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Kiama (A), the most common occupations were Professionals 19.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 17.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.3%, Labourers 11.7%, Managers 10.4%, Sales Workers 7.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Secondary Education 7 6.9 1,255 1.9 3,079 1.7
Takeaway Food Services 6 5.9 1,944 3.0 4,469 2.5
Road and Bridge Construction 5 4.9 393 0.6 1,085 0.6
Local Government Administration 5 4.9 1,489 2.3 5,511 3.0
Primary Education 5 4.9 1,832 2.8 4,897 2.7

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Kiama (A), the most common industries of employment were Secondary Education 6.9%, Takeaway Food Services 5.9%, Road and Bridge Construction 4.9%, Local Government Administration 4.9% and Primary Education 4.9%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 631 -- 472 -- 441 --
Household 1,882 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Kiama (A) was $631 and the median weekly household income was $1,882.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 213 77.2 86,767 61.1 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 97 34.9 42,758 30.1 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 51 18.3 20,600 14.5 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 78 28.1 21,598 15.2 63,303 14.8

In Kiama (A), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 77.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.9% provided care for children and 18.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 28.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2 -- 1.8 -- 1.7 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Kiama (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom and 2.2 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 395 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Kiama (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $395 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 55 27.2 15,498 16.2 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 79 39.1 29,267 30.6 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 31 15.3 25,476 26.7 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 3 1.5 1,801 1.9 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 6 3.0 742 0.8 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 10 5.0 1,456 1.5 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 0 0.0 1,862 1.9 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 92 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 18 8.9 19,295 20.2 53,195 20.2

In Kiama (A), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 30.2% were a couple family with no children, 44.1% were a couple family with children and 15.3% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 159 77.9 75,718 79.7 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 24 11.8 9,282 9.8 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 18 8.8 8,821 9.3 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 3 1.5 1,144 1.2 2,897 1.1

In Kiama (A) there were 196 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 77.9% were separate houses, 11.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.8% were flats or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 36 18.5 13,854 14.5 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 78 40.0 26,061 27.3 68,085 25.9
Rented 78 40.0 51,327 53.8 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 0 0.0 696 0.7 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 3 1.5 3,553 3.7 10,182 3.9

In Kiama (A), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 18.5% were owned outright, 40.0% were owned with a mortgage and 40.0% were rented.

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