Kiama (A)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA14400
People 21,464
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 47
Families 6,009
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 9,940
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,509
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $395
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

(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

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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 (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 10,528 49.0 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 10,936 51.0 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 393 1.8 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 21,464 people in Kiama (A). Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

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Age Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 47 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,109 5.2 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,168 5.4 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,332 6.2 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,254 5.8 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,058 4.9 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 891 4.1 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 968 4.5 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,057 4.9 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,291 6.0 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,326 6.2 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,500 7.0 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,690 7.9 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,780 8.3 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,537 7.2 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,311 6.1 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 866 4.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 631 2.9 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 704 3.3 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Kiama (A) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.5% of the population.

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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 10,233 57.3 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 445 2.5 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,507 8.4 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,148 6.4 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,527 25.3 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Kiama (A) aged 15 years and over, 57.3% were married and 10.9% 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 8,941 57.3 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,330 8.5 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 5,346 34.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Kiama (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 417 6.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,251 20.4 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 242 4.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 100 1.6 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 947 15.5 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 215 3.5 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 189 3.1 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 371 6.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 777 12.7 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 125 2.0 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,488 24.3 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Kiama (A) 28.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.1% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 18.8% in 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 4,331 24.3 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 2,073 11.6 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 597 3.3 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,689 15.1 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,914 10.7 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 514 2.9 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,081 11.7 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 13 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 1,205 6.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 30 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,725 9.7 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Kiama (A), 10.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 9,305 30.9 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 8,809 29.2 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 3,355 11.1 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 2,608 8.7 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 811 2.7 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Kiama (A) were English 30.9%, Australian 29.2%, Irish 11.1%, Scottish 8.7% and German 2.7%.

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).

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Country of birth Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 17,036 79.4 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 1,112 5.2 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 317 1.5 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Scotland 141 0.7 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5
Germany 106 0.5 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
South Africa 101 0.5 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7

In Kiama (A), 79.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.2%, New Zealand 1.5%, Scotland 0.7%, Germany 0.5% and South Africa 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 3,839 17.9 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,589 7.4 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,072 5.0 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 13,493 62.8 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Kiama (A), 62.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 14,660 68.4 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 1,750 8.2 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 490 2.3 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 322 1.5 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Italy 261 1.2 128,148 1.7 470,138 2.0

In Kiama (A), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 68.4%, England 8.2%, New Zealand 2.3%, Scotland 1.5% and Italy 1.2%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 15,170 70.7 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 1,582 7.4 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 448 2.1 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 311 1.5 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
Italy 204 1.0 107,243 1.4 395,775 1.7

In Kiama (A), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 70.7%, England 7.4%, New Zealand 2.1%, Scotland 1.5% and Italy 1.0%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 6,141 28.6 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 5,251 24.5 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 4,689 21.8 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 1,857 8.7 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 1,210 5.6 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Kiama (A) were No Religion, so described 28.6%, Catholic 24.5%, Anglican 21.8%, Not stated 8.7% and Uniting Church 5.6%. In Kiama (A), 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 (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Italian 106 0.5 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
German 93 0.4 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Spanish 65 0.3 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
French 58 0.3 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
Greek 55 0.3 81,683 1.1 237,588 1.0
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English only spoken at home 19,210 89.6 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 530 6.4 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Kiama (A) 89.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 0.5%, German 0.4%, Spanish 0.3%, French 0.3% and Greek 0.3%.

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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 5,384 54.3 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 3,545 35.7 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 556 5.6 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 436 4.4 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 9,921 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kiama (A). Of these 54.3% were employed full time, 35.7% were employed part-time and 4.4% 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 (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,313 13.8 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,159 12.2 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,073 11.3 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,503 15.8 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,887 41.0 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Kiama (A), 13.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.2% 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 (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 2,434 25.7 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,425 15.0 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 1,358 14.3 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,150 12.1 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,145 12.1 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 721 7.6 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 636 6.7 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 476 5.0 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Kiama (A) included Professionals 25.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.0%, Managers 14.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.1%, Sales Workers 7.6%, Labourers 6.7% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.0%.

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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
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 378 4.0 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 331 3.5 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Primary Education 326 3.5 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2
Secondary Education 325 3.5 58,072 1.7 177,487 1.7
Local Government Administration 260 2.8 43,378 1.3 142,724 1.3

Of the employed people in Kiama (A), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.0%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.5%, Primary Education 3.5%, Secondary Education 3.5% and Local Government Administration 2.8%.

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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 683 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,820 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,509 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kiama (A) was $683.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 6,458 68.1 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 668 7.0 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 353 3.7 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 277 2.9 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Train 119 1.3 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 251 2.6 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 6,920 72.9 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Kiama (A), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.1%, Worked at home 7.0%, Car, as passenger 3.7%, Walked only 2.9% and Train 1.3%. On the day, 2.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 72.9% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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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) 13,520 75.7 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,166 28.9 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,379 13.3 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,747 26.6 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Kiama (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.6% 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 (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 3,825 21.4 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 5,126 28.7 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 2,676 15.0 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,888 10.6 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kiama (A), 28.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 2,748 45.7 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,524 42.0 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 694 11.5 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 44 0.7 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Kiama (A), 42.0% were couple families with children, 45.7% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.8 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.2 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Kiama (A), 19.8% of single parents were male and 80.2% 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 (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 869 16.5 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 239 4.5 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,156 22.0 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 553 10.5 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 356 6.8 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,491 28.3 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 294 5.6 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 305 5.8 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Kiama (A), of couple families with children, 16.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 22.0% 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

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 7,730 82.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,650 17.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Kiama (A), 82.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 6,065 78.5 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 889 11.5 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 652 8.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 59 0.8 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Kiama (A), 78.5% were separate houses, 11.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.4% were flats or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 23 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 206 2.7 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,075 13.9 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 3,207 41.6 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 3,080 39.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 124 1.6 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kiama (A), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 13.9% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 3,571 46.2 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,391 31.0 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,466 19.0 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 139 1.8 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 156 2.0 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Kiama (A), 46.2% were owned outright, 31.0% were owned with a mortgage and 19.0% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 5,865 76.0 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,665 21.6 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 186 2.4 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Kiama (A), of all households, 76.0% were family households, 21.6% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

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Household income Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 17.7 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.3 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Kiama (A), 17.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 18.3% 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 (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 395 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 307 4.0 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,388 30.9 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 3,221 41.7 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,598 20.7 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 207 2.7 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Kiama (A), 30.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Kiama (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 868 11.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 6,695 86.8 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 154 2.0 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Kiama (A), 86.8% 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.

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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 (A) % Kiama (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 202 50.9 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 195 49.1 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Kiama (A), 50.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.1% were female. The median age was 25 years.

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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 (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 --
Median weekly household income 1,882 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

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. The median household income was $1,882.

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Mortgage and rent
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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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.