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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kincumber is 7,256, with a population density of 7.58 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kincumber is bounded by the locality of Picketts Valley in the north, the suburb of Avoca Beach, Ridgway Road, Cape Three Points Road and Copacabana Drive in the east, the suburbs and localities of Copacabana, MacMasters Beach, Bensville and Kincumber South in the south, and Kincumber Broadwater, the suburbs of Yattalunga and Green Point and Island View Drive in the west.

Name origin

Kincumber is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "belonging to an old man" or "towards the rising sun".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, when the first land grants were made. The township of Kincumber was established in the 1830s. Shell-gathering for the making of lime was an early economic mainstay for local families. Shipbuilding and timber-getting grew to prominence in the late 1800s. Village development at Kincumber originally centred at the head of Kincumber Creek, where a church, store, sawmills and shipbuilding yard stood. Development was slow up until the 1970s, when new residential areas began to replace small farms. The population continued to increase during the 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in dwelling occupancy rates.

Land use

Kincumber is an established residential and industrial area, with rural areas in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kincumba Mountain Reserve, Kincumber Golf and Sports Club, Kincumber Village Shopping Centre, Broadwater Park, Carlo Close Playground, Frost Reserve, Kincumber Village Reserve, Nijorie Play Park, Patrick Croke Oval, Pinyari Play Park, Illawong Lookout, Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre, Kincumber High School, Kincumber Public School and Holy Cross Catholic School.