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Kiama

Code UCL113011 (UCL)
People 12,817
Male 6,308
Female 6,509
Median age 45
Families 3,764
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 5,966
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,213
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 12,817 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,308 49.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,509 50.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 148 1.2 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,817 people in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 662 5.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 723 5.6 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 802 6.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 868 6.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 644 5.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 548 4.3 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 525 4.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 725 5.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 807 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 898 7.0 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,058 8.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,004 7.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 917 7.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 750 5.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 582 4.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 498 3.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 431 3.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 372 2.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,083 57.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 269 2.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 824 7.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 729 6.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,727 25.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 57.2% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,577 57.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 709 7.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,436 35.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 255 7.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 680 19.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 206 5.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 84 2.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 715 20.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 111 3.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 86 2.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 283 8.1 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 442 12.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 74 2.1 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 565 16.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,501 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.7% were in primary school, 26.0% in secondary school and 20.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 10,431 81.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,498 20.4 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 994 8.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 661 5.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,117 66.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,393 55.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,089 33.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 396 6.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 288 4.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,166 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,166 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 55.0% were employed full time, 33.9% were employed part-time and 4.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 787 13.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 647 11.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 656 11.2 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 959 16.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,435 41.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 567 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,493 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,213 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) was $567.

Travel to work, top responses Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,220 77.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,090 29.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,396 13.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,564 24.1 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 13.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,179 20.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,114 29.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,749 16.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,178 11.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,674 44.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,564 41.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 499 13.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 28 0.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.5% were couple families with children, 44.5% were couple families without children and 13.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.6 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.4 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) 19.6% of single parents were male and 80.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,127 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,417 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,417 and those without children was $2,127.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 538 16.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 134 4.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 704 21.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 391 12.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 175 5.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 863 26.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 211 6.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 222 6.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 16.6% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 21.7% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,882 84.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 912 15.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,756 76.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 567 11.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 517 10.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 40 0.8 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 76.9% were separate houses, 11.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 134 2.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 786 16.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,162 44.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,717 35.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 70 1.4 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 16.1% had 2 bedrooms and 44.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,159 44.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,504 30.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,022 20.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 82 1.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 115 2.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.2% were owned outright, 30.8% were owned with a mortgage and 20.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,711 76.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,094 22.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 79 1.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 76.0% were family households, 22.4% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.8% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
None 263 5.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,745 35.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,951 40.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 782 16.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 140 2.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 148 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 77 52.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 71 48.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 148 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 77 (or 52.0%) were male and 71 (or 48.0%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,812 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,812.

Mortgage and rent Kiama % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 325 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,492 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $325 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,492.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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