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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kincumber is 7,356, with a population density of 7.37 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 the suburbs of Saratoga and Yattalunga 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 around 1824, 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 increased during the 1990s, with little growth between 2001 and 2011, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Kincumber is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kincumba Mountain Reserve, Kincumber Golf and Sports Club, Kincumber Village Shopping Centre, Historic St. Paul's Church, Broadwater Park, Carlo Close Playground, Frost Reserve, Kincumber Village Reserve, Nijorie Play Park, Patrick Croke Oval, Pinyari Play Park, Illawong Lookout, Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre and a number of schools.