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 City||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||8,875||11,062||10,561||10,652||10,574|
|Average annual change||--||0.86%||1.03%||0.93%||0.90%||0.85%|
|Average household size||2.53||2.52||2.51||2.50||2.50||2.49|
|Population in non private dwellings||3,520||4,045||5,476||5,476||5,476||5,476|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||96.51||96.32||95.64||95.42||95.36||95.30|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, June 2016.
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.