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Wollongong City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wollongong City is forecast to grow from 81,164 in 2011 to 95,063 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.53 to 2.50 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wollongong City. The period 2011 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
Wollongong CityForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population202,068210,943222,005232,566243,218253,792
Change in population (5yrs)--8,87511,06210,56110,65210,574
Average annual change--0.86%1.03%0.93%0.90%0.85%
Households78,32982,05886,41690,71195,17499,590
Average household size2.532.522.512.502.502.49
Population in non private dwellings3,5204,0455,4765,4765,4765,476
Dwellings81,16485,19490,35195,06399,802104,500
Dwelling occupancy rate96.5196.3295.6495.4295.3695.30

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2016.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.49 2035 Average household size: 2.49 2034 Average household size: 2.50 2033 Average household size: 2.50 2032 Average household size: 2.50 2031 Average household size: 2.50 2030 Average household size: 2.50 2029 Average household size: 2.50 2028 Average household size: 2.50 2027 Average household size: 2.50 2026 Average household size: 2.50 2025 Average household size: 2.50 2024 Average household size: 2.50 2023 Average household size: 2.50 2022 Average household size: 2.50 2021 Average household size: 2.51 2020 Average household size: 2.51 2019 Average household size: 2.51 2018 Average household size: 2.51 2017 Average household size: 2.52 2016 Average household size: 2.52 2015 Average household size: 2.52 2014 Average household size: 2.53 2013 Average household size: 2.53 2012 Average household size: 2.53 2011 Average household size: 2.53 2036 Average household size: 2.49 2035 Average household size: 2.49 2034 Average household size: 2.50 2033 Average household size: 2.50 2032 Average household size: 2.50 2031 Average household size: 2.50 2030 Average household size: 2.50 2029 Average household size: 2.50 2028 Average household size: 2.50 2027 Average household size: 2.50 2026 Average household size: 2.50 2025 Average household size: 2.50 2024 Average household size: 2.50 2023 Average household size: 2.50 2022 Average household size: 2.50 2021 Average household size: 2.51 2020 Average household size: 2.51 2019 Average household size: 2.51 2018 Average household size: 2.51 2017 Average household size: 2.52 2016 Average household size: 2.52 2015 Average household size: 2.52 2014 Average household size: 2.53 2013 Average household size: 2.53 2012 Average household size: 2.53 2036 Households: 99,592 2035 Households: 98,716 2034 Households: 97,834 2033 Households: 96,942 2032 Households: 96,052 2031 Households: 95,174 2030 Households: 94,292 2029 Households: 93,395 2028 Households: 92,498 2027 Households: 91,609 2026 Households: 90,720 2025 Households: 89,840 2024 Households: 88,991 2023 Households: 88,139 2022 Households: 87,285 2021 Households: 86,414 2020 Households: 85,488 2019 Households: 84,615 2018 Households: 83,720 2017 Households: 82,830 2016 Households: 82,062 2015 Households: 81,033 2014 Households: 80,363 2013 Households: 79,723 2012 Households: 78,783 2011 Households: 78,328 2036 Total population: 253,792 2035 Total population: 251,696 2034 Total population: 249,605 2033 Total population: 247,452 2032 Total population: 245,323 2031 Total population: 243,218 2030 Total population: 241,122 2029 Total population: 238,997 2028 Total population: 236,847 2027 Total population: 234,705 2026 Total population: 232,566 2025 Total population: 230,456 2024 Total population: 228,285 2023 Total population: 226,159 2022 Total population: 224,052 2021 Total population: 222,005 2020 Total population: 219,743 2019 Total population: 217,741 2018 Total population: 215,527 2017 Total population: 212,630 2016 Total population: 210,943 2015 Total population: 208,349 2014 Total population: 206,783 2013 Total population: 205,666 2012 Total population: 203,147 2011 Total population: 202,068
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Wollongong City was estimated to be 202,068 people. It is expected to increase by over 30,400 people to 232,566 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.94%. This is based on an increase of over 12,300 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.53 to 2.50 by 2026.

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