Kiama is located on the south coast of NSW. The area boasts beaches, rainforests, mountains, escarpment and rural landscapes that attract a large tourist base each year.

Major towns and villages include Minnamurra, Kiama Downs, Kiama, Jamberoo, Gerringong and Gerroa. The area is home to the Kiama Blowhole and Jamberoo Action Park.

Data for this website has been sourced from Council’s financial statements, Council’s annual report and Council’s data returns. The website also refers to data from a number of agencies and entities. Please refer to the data page of this website for links to definitions, information on performance measures, benchmarks, OLG Groups and the data sources that have been used.

Please contact Council if you would like any further details or explanations regarding individual results and any differences between your Council’s performance and that of another council.

Contacting Council

11 Manning St
Kiama NSW 2533
Postal Address:
PO Box 75, Kiama NSW 2533
Phone: 02 4232 0444
Fax: 02 4232 0555

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 22,961
Area (Km2) 257.7
Council Classification Regional Town/City
OLG Group 4
State Planning Region Illawarra Shoalhaven
JO Region Illawarra Shoalhaven

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 9 9
Population per Councillor (No.) 2,551 4,078
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) Not provided 376
2021/22 Revenue ($'000) Not provided 140,174,680
2021/22 Expenses ($'000) Not provided 108,998,400
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) Not calculated 17
Population Density (residents per Km2) 89 35
* A NSW council group is determined firstly by whether they are Urban or Rural in nature, and then by population size and density. Please refer to OLG Groups in data tab on website for more information on how individual councils are classified. An OLG group average is then calculated by the average of the same group number eg. All Group 5 Regional Towns/City or all Group 8 Rural.

Your Public Facilities

Result Group Avg.
Public Swimming Pool Complexes (inc rock pools) (No.) 10 10
Public Halls (No.) 14 14
Public Libraries (No.) 2 3
Open Public Space (ha) 342 921
Total Road Length (km) 268 1,354

Demographics of Population

under 20 years
20 - 59 years
60 years and older

Council population (%)

Group population (%)


population change last 5 years

Source: ABS, Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

Your Local Population

Latest Outcome Group Avg.
Five Year Population Change (%) 2.3 4
Population aged under 20 years (%) 16.8 18.4
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 56.3 60.6
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 27 21
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 2 6
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 28 10
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 108 61

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Language Diversity

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 2.3 4.3
Avg Taxable Income ($) 61,789 54,176
Avg Household Size (No.) 2.5 2.4
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 0 123,266,119
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 1,962 3,422

Largest Industry Employer

Health Care & Social Assistance