Kangaroo Island

  • State

  • Region Size

    4400.74 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • Largest Regional City

  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

  • Region is known for

    Abundant wildlife
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Map of Towns in Kangaroo Island

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With its vast coastline, pristine beaches, and untouched landscapes teeming with wildlife, Kangaroo Island offers a unique and unparalleled lifestyle. Imagine affordable seafront real estate, easy access to beautiful beaches, and the chance to immerse yourself in fulfilling activities and forming genuine connections with the community. From summer picnics at Emu Bay to participating in marine conservation with DolphinWatch, or even running a business amidst breathtaking natural surroundings, life on Kangaroo Island is unlike anything you’ll experience on the mainland.


People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Kangaroo Island by understanding the people who live there.

  • 4,999

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 50

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 2,858

    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)

  • 82

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 711

    Persons born overseas (no.)

Kangaroo Island Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Kangaroo Island form an important part of the community.

  • 804

    Total number of businesses


A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in Kangaroo Island to assist in your decision-making.

  • 4,465

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 672

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 804

    Total number of businesses


Discover the household make-up of those already living in Kangaroo Island to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 2,236

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.2

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 782

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 1,023

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 215

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


Have confidence that Kangaroo Island has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 1

    Number of Hospitals

  • 4

    Number of Airports

Moving to Kangaroo Island
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To enjoy

Indulge in the island’s culinary delights, with regular farmers’ markets in Kingscote and Penneshaw. From organic honey and free-range eggs to freshly caught seafood and artisanal cheeses, Kangaroo Island provides more of what you love. Experience the pleasure of savouring the freshest seafood all sourced from its pristine waters and sustainable aquaculture practices. Living on Kangaroo Island means having easy access to the finest local produce and the opportunity to support the island’s thriving food and drink scene.

Living in Kangaroo Island


To life

112 km southwest of Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is a nature lover’s haven. Step onto the island and be immediately relaxed as you explore the raw and rugged coastline, and marvel at the breathtaking scenery. Expect invitations to join local clubs, sports practices, art exhibitions, and farmers’ markets, as the community spirit thrives through regular events and activities. Kangaroo Island offers a welcoming environment where new residents are embraced and appreciated for what they bring to this close-knit community.


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