South Coast

  • State
  • Region Size
    15778.68 (Sq Kms)
  • Population
  • Largest Regional City
  • No. of Jobs
  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage
  • Median Weekly Household Rent
  • Region is known for
    Vibrant coastal lifestyle
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

South Coast

Stretching south from Sydney to the border with Victoria, the South Coast boasts 400kms of pristine coastline, breath-taking scenery, and vibrant towns including Nowra, Kiama, Batemans Bay, and Shellharbour. Known for its natural beauty, thriving arts, culture and food scene, the South Coast has a strong sense of community, making it the perfect backdrop for a life you’ll love in regional Australia.


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

  • 498,703
    Estimated resident population (no.)
  • 43
    Median age - persons (years)
  • 301,087
    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)
  • 22,211
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)
  • 85,279
    Persons born overseas (no.)
South Coast Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

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

  • 35,908
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 343,852
    Number of jobs (no.)
  • 703
    Median weekly personal income ($)
  • 35,908
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 201,460
    Total households (no.)
  • 2.5
    Average household size (no. of persons)
  • 925
    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)
  • 1,950
    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)
  • 370
    Median weekly household rental payment ($)

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

  • 20
    Number of Hospitals
  • 4
    Number of Airports
  • 4
    Number of Universities
Moving to South Coast


Quality living

You’ll experience leading-edge healthcare services, and be able to choose from a wide-range of affordable housing options on the South Coast. You’ll also find state and private schools in the region and an impressive range of tertiary education options, including the University of Wollongong (UOW), and multiple TAFE NSW campuses including the Illawarra Institute of TAFE campus.

Living in South Coast


Natural beauty

With its many national parks including Jervis Bay National Park, Murramarang National Park and Ben Boyd National Park, and its stunning white sand beaches, fresh water lagoons, and untouched rainforests, the South Coast is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Enjoy camping, bushwalking, fishing, surfing and even whale watching from land. The South Coast is blessed with diverse natural beauty – and a climate to soak it all in, with warm summers reaching around 30°c, and mild to cool winters.

Best Towns to Live in South Coast


Flavour to life

The South Coast boasts a thriving food culture. With its proximity to the ocean, the region offers an abundance of fresh, locally caught seafood and is also known for its fresh produce and dairy products. You’ll also find a vibrant arts and cultural scene, with numerous galleries, exhibitions, festivals, music performances, theatre productions, and artistic workshops, making it a hub for creativity.

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