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Kempsey Shire, NSW

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Kempsey Shire is a local government area located on New South Wales’s mid-north coast. The LGA’s property market is a mix of rural and coastal towns, with house prices beginning to rise again after a period of stagnation. There is a good selection of properties available, with a range of prices to suit different budgets. The area is popular with families and retirees, and there are a number of lifestyle blocks and acreages available.

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The rural towns in Kempsey are typically small and have a strong agricultural focus, while the coastal towns are larger and have a more diverse economy. The shire has a small service sector and some light manufacturing.

Kempsey Shire has a significant number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living within its limits in 2011, accounting for 11.1 % of the resident population, more than four times the national and state norms of 2.5 %. Additionally, the shire includes a coastline strip that was selected in 2007 and verified in 2015 as one of Australia’s most socially deprived districts.

Labourers (14.6 %), Community and Personal Service Workers (14.6 %), Professionals (14.5 %), Technicians and Trades Workers (13.8 %), and Managers (11.6 %) are the most prevalent jobs in Kempsey. In Kempsey, the typical weekly personal income for residents aged 15 years and above is $474.

In Kempsey, 89.5 % of inhabited private residences are detached houses, 4.0 % are semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses, or similar structures, 4.1 % are flats or apartments, and 1.1 % are other housing.

The best property investment advice for Kempsey Shire will vary depending on the individual’s financial situation, goals, and risk tolerance. However, some tips for investing in property in the shire include researching the local market, considering the potential for capital growth, and ensuring that the property is appropriately insured.

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This page provides an overview of the LGA real estate market. The data in this snapshot illustrates typical price, median rent and gross yield metrics for this council area. You are able to drill down to suburb-level data and charts which visualise these 3 key metrics as well as other important indicators in the dashboard section that follows.

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Property Market in Kempsey Shire Council, NSW

What other property markets are there near Kempsey Shire Council, NSW?

Kempsey Shire Council is surrounded by 3 other council areas – Armidale Regional, Nambucca, Port Macquarie-Hastings.

How many people live in Kempsey Shire Council, NSW?

There are approximately 29000 people living in roughly 14000 dwellings in total, with an average household size of 2.4.

What are current and planned infrastructure projects in Kempsey Shire Council, NSW?

Notable infrastructure projects include Verge and Eden Streets Sporting Complex, Timber bridges replacement, Crescent Head Public Domain Plan.

What major retailers are there in Kempsey Shire Council, NSW?

The main retail centres are West Kempsey General Store, Millers, BIG W Kempsey, Coles, IGA Xpress West Kempsey.

What is the main industry in Kempsey Shire Council, NSW?

Such sectors as Health Care and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, Construction, Education and Training, Public Administration and Safety make up the largest part of the employment.

What are the dominant demographic groups in Kempsey Shire Council, NSW?

Among approximately 29000 people in Kempsey Shire Council males and females make roughly 50% pf each group. The median age of people is 47 years. Children aged 0-14 years account for approximately 17% of the population, and those aged 65+ years account for 24%.

How is unemployment rate trending in Kempsey Shire Council, NSW?

Among approximately 10500 people employed, roughly 47% work full-time, 37% work part-time, and an estimated 9% are unemployed.

Suburbs/localities in this Local Government Area: Comara 2440, Cooperabung 2441, Corangula 2440, Austral Eden 2440, Crescent Head 2440, Deep Creek 2440, Dondingalong 2440, East Kempsey 2440, Euroka 2440, Fishermans Reach 2441, Frederickton 2440, Gladstone 2440, Grassy Head 2441, Greenhill 2440, Hampden Hall 2440, Hat Head 2440, Hickeys Creek 2440, Jerseyville 2431, Barraganyatti 2441, Kempsey 2440, Kinchela 2440, Kundabung 2441, Millbank 2440, Bellbrook 2440, Bellimbopinni 2440, Mooneba 2440, Moparrabah 2440, Belmore River 2440, Aldavilla 2440, Mungay Creek 2440, Old Station 2440, Pola Creek 2440, Rainbow Reach 2440, Seven Oaks 2440, Sherwood 2440, Skillion Flat 2440, Smithtown 2440, South Kempsey 2440, South West Rocks 2431, Stuarts Point 2441, Summer Island 2440, Temagog 2440, Toorooka 2440, Turners Flat 2440, Verges Creek 2440, West Kempsey 2440, Willawarrin 2440, Willi Willi 2440, Wittitrin 2440, Yarrahapinni 2441, Yarravel 2440, Yessabah 2440, Arakoon 2431, Burnt Bridge 2440, Clybucca 2440, Collombatti 2440

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