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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Kiama Downs

Code SSC17691 (SSC)
People 5,209
Male 2,590
Female 2,619
Median age 40
Australian citizenship 4,810
People born overseas 687
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 10
Families 1,496
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,008
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,194
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,400
Median weekly rent $250
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People — demographics
People Kiama Downs % Australia %
Total 5,209 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,590 49.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,619 50.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 55 1.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 5,209 people were usually resident in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs): of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Of the total population 1.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Kiama Downs % Australia %
People
0-4 years 288 5.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 807 15.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 791 15.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,049 39.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 570 10.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 704 13.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 40 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.0% of people usually resident in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 40 years.

Selected characteristics Kiama Downs % Australia %
Australian citizenship 4,810 92.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 687 13.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 10 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.3% of people usually resident in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 13.2% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Kiama Downs % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,506 60.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 345 8.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 190 4.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,076 26.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 60.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs) were married, 8.4% were either separated or divorced, 4.6% were widowed and 26.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Kiama Downs % Australia %
Australia 4,337 83.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Kiama Downs % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Kiama Downs % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Kiama Downs % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,436 54.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 898 34.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 94 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 65 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 135 5.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,360 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,628 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,628 people aged 15 years and over in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 54.6% worked full-time, 34.2% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.1% were unemployed. 1,360 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Kiama Downs % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Kiama Downs % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Kiama Downs % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 472 -- 466 --
Family 1,365 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,194 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $472, the median family income was $1,365 and the median household income was $1,194.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Kiama Downs % Australia %
Couple family without children 523 35.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 778 52.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 183 12.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 12 0.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,496 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,496 families in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs): of these 35.0% were couple families without children, 52.0% were couple families with children, 12.2% were one parent families and 0.8% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Kiama Downs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,803 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,008 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,803 occupied private dwellings were counted in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Kiama Downs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,710 94.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 68 3.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 25 1.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs), 94.8% were separate houses, 3.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Kiama Downs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 819 45.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 649 36.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 265 14.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 71 3.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs), 45.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 36.0% were owned with a mortgage and 14.7% were rented.

Landlord type Kiama Downs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 168 63.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 13 4.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 77 29.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 5 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 63.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 4.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 29.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Kiama Downs % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,400 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $250. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,400. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kiama Downs % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,475 81.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 266 14.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 26 1.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Kiama Downs (State Suburbs), 81.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 14.8% were single (or lone) person households and 1.4% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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