Kiama Municipality

Market characteristics

Kiama Municipality has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Kiama Municipality's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Kiama Municipality's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Market characteristics
Kiama Municipality20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents21,464100.0100.019,986100.0100.0+1,478
Males10,52849.049.39,79149.049.3+737
Females10,93650.950.710,19551.050.7+741
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,60916.818.53,51517.619.3+94
15 - 24 years2,31210.812.52,38311.912.9-71
25 - 54 years7,03332.840.86,98034.941.4+53
55 - 64 Years3,47016.211.93,00315.011.7+467
65 years and over5,04923.516.34,10520.514.7+944
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,5907.48.11,6028.07.9-12
Secondary school1,3596.36.21,4427.26.5-83
TAFE3711.71.94702.42.4-99
University7783.65.07293.64.4+49
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born2,95913.827.62,78213.925.7+177
Speaks language other than English at home9204.325.17493.722.4+171
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all900.44.5680.33.9+22
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,33024.223.43,49821.219.9+832
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,07311.68.91,78910.98.3+284
Certificate level4,01122.518.13,69722.417.7+314
No qualification5,66531.739.16,01436.542.8-349
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,25415.817.8--------
$650 to $1,4992,27528.727.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,70421.521.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,82723.123.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,65044.030.73,36243.831.9+288
Purchasing2,41829.130.42,29229.931.9+126
Renting1,53418.530.31,57820.629.1-44
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house7,56776.164.97,46179.467.9+106
Medium house1,71817.317.91,37214.617.4+346
High density4304.315.34284.613.3+2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Kiama Municipal Council

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