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Population: In the 2016 Census, there were 21,464 people in Kiama. [Source: ABS]
Median house price: Houses in Kiama have a median house price of $905,000. [Source: Property Value]
Demographics: Kiama is an increasingly popular location for families. The median age of Kiama residents is 48, with much of the population (58.7%) aged between 15 and 65. [Source: Property Data]
Lifestyle: Beach-side lifestyle with a family focus, enjoy the harbour, blowhole, and nature walks.
Council: Kiama Municipal Council
Distance from Sydney: 2 hours 12 minutes (123 km) via M1 [Source: Google Maps]
Distance from Canberra: 2 hours 40 minutes (219 km) via Federal Hwy and Hume Hwy/M31 [Source: Google Maps]
Local Kiama Attractions
A sheltered pebbly beach located on the northern side of Bombo peninsula. Popular secluded spot for a picnic, snorkelling or stand up paddle boarding. Surfers can also be found on the right-hand reef break. Located at the southern end of Cliff Drive, Kiama Downs, or accessed by foot from North Bombo.
Kiama’s famous Blowhole is the largest in the world! A viewing platform with disabled access gives good views of Kiama blowhole. This landmark has attracted people to the region for over 100 years, was first sighted by George Bass when he anchored his whale boat in the sheltered bay, now known as Kiama harbour, in December 1797.
Image: Kiama Library
The Kiama Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday at Surf Beach, located on Manning Street. You couldn’t wish for a more picturesque backdrop for your weekly shopping expedition! The market is started each week by the “ringing” of the bell and runs from 3pm to 6pm when Daylight Saving is in place and then reverts to 2pm to 5pm in the cooler months when Daylight Saving comes to an end. No market trading takes place until the bell has been rung.
Kiama Leisure Centre is an indoor multi-purpose fitness and sports facility, owned and operated by Kiama Council. Facilities include a 25 metre heated pool, a heated toddlers pool, spa, sauna, fitness gymnasium and an indoor sports hall. There is also a kiosk offering a range of confectionery, snacks and drinks.
2016 Census Kiama Stats
Average people per household: 2.3
Median monthly mortgage repayments: $1,989
Median weekly rent: $388
Kiama – Households (Enumerated) 2016
- Fully owned 45.2% 45.2%
- Mortgage 26% 26%
- Renting 23.2% 23.2%
- Other tenure type 3.5% 3.5%
- Not stated 3% 3%