Components of population change
The greatest population change for Wollongong City is forecast for the period from 2017 to 2021, which is expected to have a net increase of 11,061 people.
There are two ways in which populations can change, through net migration and/or through natural increase (births minus deaths). Some areas are more driven by one or other of these factors. Migration is largely driven by housing development, whereas natural increase is a function of the age of the population.
|Components of population change|
|Wollongong City||Forecast period|
|Component||2012 to 2016||2017 to 2021||2022 to 2026||2027 to 2031||2032 to 2036|
|Change in persons in non-private dwellings||167||525||1,431||0||0||0|
|Total population change||8,875||11,062||10,561||10,652||10,574|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, June 2016.