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||Number||%||Regional NSW %||Number||%||Regional NSW %||2006 to 2011|
|Population (excluding O/S visitors)||192,418||100.0||100.0||1001||184,209||100.0||100.0||+8,209|
|Eligible voters (citizens aged 18+)||129,902||67.5||69.1||1006||123,157||66.9||68.3||+6,745|
|Dwellings||Number||%||Regional NSW %||Number||%||Regional NSW %||2006 to 2011|
|Occupied private dwellings||74,405||92.5||86.9||2002||71,262||92.4||87.1||+3,143|
|Population in non-private dwellings||4,802||--||--||2003||4,411||--||--||+391|
|Average household size (persons per dwelling)||2.51||--||2.43||2004.00||2.52||--||2.47||--|
|Culture and ethnicity|
|Ethnicity||Number||%||Regional NSW %||Number||%||Regional NSW %||2006 to 2011|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population||4,231||2.2||4.7||3001||3,122||1.7||3.9||+1,109|
|Speaks a language other than English at home||32,098||16.7||5.1||3003||29,661||16.1||4.5||+2,437|