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Welcome to Wollongong City Community Profile

The Wollongong City Estimated Resident Population for 2015 is 208,875, with a population density of 2.92 persons per hectare.

Wollongong City is located in the Illawarra Region of New South Wales, about 80 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD.

The Wollongong City Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.


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Profiling a new wave of op shoppers


We uncover some interesting developments around one of the oldest recycling industries in Australia - Op shops.

Are we prepared for an ageing population? Top 5 growing and slowing areas for people 70+


By 2036, there will be an additional 2.3 million Australians aged over 70. Are we adequately prepared for Australia’s ageing population?

Gazing into the Census crystal ball – What will the results reveal about Australia?


With the 2016 Census survey now officially closed, we can now turn our attention to what Census is all about - the important information it provides us. Our resident Census expert Glenn takes a look into his Census crystal ball to make some predictions about what the results will reveal about Australia and how we are changing.

Access demographic and economic resources for Australia and New Zealand