Wollongong City
Population, dwellings and ethnicity

The Census population of Wollongong City in 2011 was 192,418, living in 80,434 dwellings with an average household size of 2.51.

The Census provides us with a count of the total population in Wollongong City in 2011 as well as several sub-populations such as the Indigenous population, voter population and the overseas born. It also enables us to see how these have changed over each five year period back to 1991. It is important to note that there are different ways of counting populations. You can access two population counts on this page – the Usual Residence count and the Enumerated Count – by changing your Data Type selection in the control bar above the table. For post 2011 population go to Population Estimates and to read about which population to use when, go to Population Types.

Population in non-private dwellings includes all those staying temporarily or long-term in dwellings which provide a communal form of accommodation. This includes nursing homes and hostels, hotels and motels, prisons, hospitals, army barracks and other institutions.

Population
Wollongong City20112006Change
PopulationNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Population (excluding O/S visitors)192,418100.0100.0184,209100.0100.0+8,209
Males95,24749.549.391,10249.549.4+4,145
Females97,17150.550.793,10750.550.6+4,064
Australian citizens169,21187.990.8162,36388.191.0+6,848
Eligible voters (citizens aged 18+)129,90267.569.1123,15766.968.3+6,745
Overseas visitors--------------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dwellings
Wollongong City20112006Change
DwellingsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Total dwellings80,434100.0100.077,158100.0100.0+3,276
Occupied private dwellings74,40592.586.971,26292.487.1+3,143
Population in non-private dwellings4,802----4,411----+391
Average household size (persons per dwelling)2.51--2.432.52--2.47--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

The 'Dwellings' table is enumerated data.

Culture and ethnicity
Wollongong City20112006Change
EthnicityNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population4,2312.24.73,1221.73.9+1,109
Australian born141,10373.383.8132,88072.183.7+8,223
Speaks a language other than English at home32,09816.75.129,66116.14.5+2,437

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.