City of DarwinCommunity profile

We’re continuing to update these pages with data from the 2016 Census. Read more about our updates.

Skip to content


About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wulagi is 2,557, with a population density of 22.19 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wulagi is bounded by Vanderlin Drive in the north, Patterson Street in the east, Matthews Road and Union Terrace in the south and Lee Point Road in the west.

Name origin

Wulagi is named after an Aboriginal tribe.

Settlement history

Development of the area was primarily during the 1970s and 1980s, after Cyclone Tracy struck in 1974. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011, largely due to an increase in dwelling occupancy rates.

Land use

Wulagi is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wulagi Oval, Grebe Park and one school.