Population of Wollongong, Australia 2019 (NSW)
The population of Wollongong in 2019, is a diverse city with a population of over just under 300,000 people in the significant urban area of Wollongong. The significant urban areas in this figure include, Kiama, Shellharbour, Port Kembla and Thrroul. Wollongong is just a short distance from Sydney and is accessible by the New South Wales transport system.
The official estimation of Wollongong’s population is 302,739 people as of the last Government estimate in June 2018. 3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia Estimated Resident Population, Significant Urban Areas, Australia (Government Statistics)
Other populated areas in New South Wales
|Rank||Significant Urban Areas||Population|
|2||Newcastle – Maitland||481,183|
|5||Albury – Wodonga||91,923|
|11||Bowral – Mittagong||39,300|
|13||Nowra – Bomaderry||37,027|
|19||Morisset – Cooranbong||24,694|
|22||Forster – Tuncurry||21,020|
|25||St Georges Basin – Sanctuary Point||18,770|
Demographic - Male & Female
The Wollongong’s population is split by 50.8% female and 49.2% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Wollongong’s population median age is 39 years old. The biggest age group is 20-24 year olds at 7.2% of the Wollongong Significant urban ares (20,492 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly household income
The population of Wollongong has an average weekly household income of $1,347. However, the average personal income was $558 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly rent
The population of Wollongong pays on average $330 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.6 in Wollongong. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
States and territories population
|States and Territories||Population March 2019|
Percentage change over 2017-18
|New south Wales||7,988,241||1.5%|
|Australian Capital Territory||420,960||2.2%|
|*Total Australian Population||24,899,100||1.6%|
*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island.
Industry of employment
The Population of CITY has a variety of jobs, but a large percentage of the population are “Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) workers” at 4.2%. The next highest industry of employment is “Aged Care Residential Services” at 2.6% which is higher than the Australian average of 2%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
The top response for religious affiliation was “No Religion” at 27.2%, followed by “Catholic” at 26.1% of Wollongong’s population. Overall, this data shows that Wollongong is not a religious city, which is similar to the other major cities in Australia. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census. View our article on types of religion in Australia.
A Fact about Wollongong
- Wollongong is know to aboriginal people as Illawarra meaning ‘white clay mountain’ or ‘high place next to the sea’.