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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Kiama

Code UCL143600 (UCL)
People 12,286
Male 5,982
Female 6,304
Median age 43
Australian citizenship 11,268
People born overseas 1,662
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 35
Families 3,477
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,570
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,032
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,500
Median weekly rent $235
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Kiama % Australia %
Total 12,286 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,982 48.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,304 51.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 123 1.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 12,286 people were usually resident in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Of the total population 1.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Kiama % Australia %
People
0-4 years 631 5.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,652 13.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,590 12.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,605 37.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,511 12.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,298 18.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 43 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.6% of people usually resident in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 43 years.

Selected characteristics Kiama % Australia %
Australian citizenship 11,268 91.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,662 13.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 35 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.7% of people usually resident in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 13.5% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Kiama % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,786 57.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 928 9.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 741 7.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,552 25.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 57.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 9.3% were either separated or divorced, 7.4% were widowed and 25.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Kiama % Australia %
Australia 10,071 82.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Kiama % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Kiama % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,168 54.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,976 34.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 222 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 133 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 302 5.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,791 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,801 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,801 people aged 15 years and over in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 54.6% worked full-time, 34.1% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.2% were unemployed. 3,791 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kiama % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 453 -- 466 --
Family 1,207 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,032 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $453, the median family income was $1,207 and the median household income was $1,032.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Kiama % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,424 41.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,558 44.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 464 13.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 31 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,477 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,477 families in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 41.0% were couple families without children, 44.8% were couple families with children, 13.3% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,712 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,570 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 4,712 occupied private dwellings were counted in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Kiama % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,738 79.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 353 7.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 551 11.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 70 1.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.3% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Kiama % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,104 44.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,343 28.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 954 20.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 81 1.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 230 4.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 28.5% were owned with a mortgage and 20.2% were rented.

Landlord type Kiama % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 615 64.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 49 5.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 276 28.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 15 1.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 64.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 5.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 28.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Kiama % Australia %
Median weekly rent 235 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,500 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $235. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,500. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kiama % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,438 73.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,051 22.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 69 1.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Kiama (Urban Centres and Localities), 73.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.3% were single (or lone) person households and 1.5% 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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