Wollongong City CouncilPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Wollongong City

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 11,400 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 CityForecast period
Component2012 to 20162017 to 20212022 to 20262027 to 20312032 to 2036
Births--13,31013,50613,85514,265
Deaths--8,4348,8939,4309,935
Natural increase/decrease--4,8754,6134,4254,330
Net migration--5,0945,9276,3796,530
Change in persons in non-private dwellings--1,431000

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast population change
Forecast population change 2036 forecast population change: 2,149 2035 forecast population change: 2,180 2034 forecast population change: 2,227 2033 forecast population change: 2,195 2032 forecast population change: 2,109 2031 forecast population change: 2,144 2030 forecast population change: 2,171 2029 forecast population change: 2,177 2028 forecast population change: 2,195 2027 forecast population change: 2,117 2026 forecast population change: 2,119 2025 forecast population change: 2,195 2024 forecast population change: 2,207 2023 forecast population change: 2,048 2022 forecast population change: 1,971 2021 forecast population change: 2,004 2020 forecast population change: 2,017 2019 forecast population change: 2,206 2018 forecast population change: 2,973 2017 forecast population change: 2,201
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast births, deaths and natural increase/decrease
Forecast births, deaths and natural increase/decrease 2036 Natural increase: 862 2035 Natural increase: 864 2034 Natural increase: 866 2033 Natural increase: 868 2032 Natural increase: 870 2031 Natural increase: 876 2030 Natural increase: 880 2029 Natural increase: 885 2028 Natural increase: 888 2027 Natural increase: 896 2026 Natural increase: 905 2025 Natural increase: 915 2024 Natural increase: 923 2023 Natural increase: 930 2022 Natural increase: 939 2021 Natural increase: 950 2020 Natural increase: 969 2019 Natural increase: 981 2018 Natural increase: 991 2017 Natural increase: 983 2036 Total deaths: 2,027 2035 Total deaths: 2,008 2034 Total deaths: 1,986 2033 Total deaths: 1,966 2032 Total deaths: 1,948 2031 Total deaths: 1,926 2030 Total deaths: 1,906 2029 Total deaths: 1,886 2028 Total deaths: 1,867 2027 Total deaths: 1,845 2026 Total deaths: 1,823 2025 Total deaths: 1,800 2024 Total deaths: 1,777 2023 Total deaths: 1,757 2022 Total deaths: 1,737 2021 Total deaths: 1,719 2020 Total deaths: 1,697 2019 Total deaths: 1,681 2018 Total deaths: 1,667 2017 Total deaths: 1,670 2036 Total births: 2,890 2035 Total births: 2,871 2034 Total births: 2,852 2033 Total births: 2,834 2032 Total births: 2,818 2031 Total births: 2,802 2030 Total births: 2,786 2029 Total births: 2,770 2028 Total births: 2,755 2027 Total births: 2,741 2026 Total births: 2,728 2025 Total births: 2,715 2024 Total births: 2,700 2023 Total births: 2,687 2022 Total births: 2,676 2021 Total births: 2,670 2020 Total births: 2,666 2019 Total births: 2,663 2018 Total births: 2,658 2017 Total births: 2,653 2036 Natural increase: 862 2035 Natural increase: 864 2034 Natural increase: 866 2033 Natural increase: 868 2032 Natural increase: 870 2031 Natural increase: 876 2030 Natural increase: 880 2029 Natural increase: 885 2028 Natural increase: 888 2027 Natural increase: 896 2026 Natural increase: 905 2025 Natural increase: 915 2024 Natural increase: 923 2023 Natural increase: 930 2022 Natural increase: 939 2021 Natural increase: 950 2020 Natural increase: 969 2019 Natural increase: 981 2018 Natural increase: 991 2017 Natural increase: 983 2036 Total deaths: 2,027 2035 Total deaths: 2,008 2034 Total deaths: 1,986 2033 Total deaths: 1,966 2032 Total deaths: 1,948 2031 Total deaths: 1,926 2030 Total deaths: 1,906 2029 Total deaths: 1,886 2028 Total deaths: 1,867 2027 Total deaths: 1,845 2026 Total deaths: 1,823 2025 Total deaths: 1,800 2024 Total deaths: 1,777 2023 Total deaths: 1,757 2022 Total deaths: 1,737 2021 Total deaths: 1,719 2020 Total deaths: 1,697 2019 Total deaths: 1,681 2018 Total deaths: 1,667 2017 Total deaths: 1,670 2036 Total births: 2,890 2035 Total births: 2,871 2034 Total births: 2,852 2033 Total births: 2,834 2032 Total births: 2,818 2031 Total births: 2,802 2030 Total births: 2,786 2029 Total births: 2,770 2028 Total births: 2,755 2027 Total births: 2,741 2026 Total births: 2,728 2025 Total births: 2,715 2024 Total births: 2,700 2023 Total births: 2,687 2022 Total births: 2,676 2021 Total births: 2,670 2020 Total births: 2,666 2019 Total births: 2,663 2018 Total births: 2,658 2017 Total births: 2,653
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast in, out and net migration
Forecast in, out and net migration 2036 Total net migration: 1,287 2035 Total net migration: 1,317 2034 Total net migration: 1,360 2033 Total net migration: 1,327 2032 Total net migration: 1,239 2031 Total net migration: 1,268 2030 Total net migration: 1,291 2029 Total net migration: 1,292 2028 Total net migration: 1,307 2027 Total net migration: 1,221 2026 Total net migration: 1,213 2025 Total net migration: 1,280 2024 Total net migration: 1,284 2023 Total net migration: 1,118 2022 Total net migration: 1,032 2021 Total net migration: 974 2020 Total net migration: 948 2019 Total net migration: 961 2018 Total net migration: 1,054 2017 Total net migration: 1,158 2036 Total out migration: 20,688 2035 Total out migration: 20,519 2034 Total out migration: 20,346 2033 Total out migration: 20,176 2032 Total out migration: 20,012 2031 Total out migration: 19,849 2030 Total out migration: 19,680 2029 Total out migration: 19,519 2028 Total out migration: 19,356 2027 Total out migration: 19,200 2026 Total out migration: 19,053 2025 Total out migration: 18,898 2024 Total out migration: 18,743 2023 Total out migration: 18,602 2022 Total out migration: 18,436 2021 Total out migration: 18,310 2020 Total out migration: 18,176 2019 Total out migration: 18,040 2018 Total out migration: 17,880 2017 Total out migration: 17,737 2036 Total in migration: 21,975 2035 Total in migration: 21,835 2034 Total in migration: 21,706 2033 Total in migration: 21,503 2032 Total in migration: 21,250 2031 Total in migration: 21,117 2030 Total in migration: 20,972 2029 Total in migration: 20,811 2028 Total in migration: 20,662 2027 Total in migration: 20,421 2026 Total in migration: 20,266 2025 Total in migration: 20,178 2024 Total in migration: 20,027 2023 Total in migration: 19,720 2022 Total in migration: 19,468 2021 Total in migration: 19,284 2020 Total in migration: 19,123 2019 Total in migration: 19,001 2018 Total in migration: 18,933 2017 Total in migration: 18,894 2036 Total net migration: 1,287 2035 Total net migration: 1,317 2034 Total net migration: 1,360 2033 Total net migration: 1,327 2032 Total net migration: 1,239 2031 Total net migration: 1,268 2030 Total net migration: 1,291 2029 Total net migration: 1,292 2028 Total net migration: 1,307 2027 Total net migration: 1,221 2026 Total net migration: 1,213 2025 Total net migration: 1,280 2024 Total net migration: 1,284 2023 Total net migration: 1,118 2022 Total net migration: 1,032 2021 Total net migration: 974 2020 Total net migration: 948 2019 Total net migration: 961 2018 Total net migration: 1,054 2017 Total net migration: 1,158 2036 Total out migration: 20,688 2035 Total out migration: 20,519 2034 Total out migration: 20,346 2033 Total out migration: 20,176 2032 Total out migration: 20,012 2031 Total out migration: 19,849 2030 Total out migration: 19,680 2029 Total out migration: 19,519 2028 Total out migration: 19,356 2027 Total out migration: 19,200 2026 Total out migration: 19,053 2025 Total out migration: 18,898 2024 Total out migration: 18,743 2023 Total out migration: 18,602 2022 Total out migration: 18,436 2021 Total out migration: 18,310 2020 Total out migration: 18,176 2019 Total out migration: 18,040 2018 Total out migration: 17,880 2017 Total out migration: 17,737 2036 Total in migration: 21,975 2035 Total in migration: 21,835 2034 Total in migration: 21,706 2033 Total in migration: 21,503 2032 Total in migration: 21,250 2031 Total in migration: 21,117 2030 Total in migration: 20,972 2029 Total in migration: 20,811 2028 Total in migration: 20,662 2027 Total in migration: 20,421 2026 Total in migration: 20,266 2025 Total in migration: 20,178 2024 Total in migration: 20,027 2023 Total in migration: 19,720 2022 Total in migration: 19,468 2021 Total in migration: 19,284 2020 Total in migration: 19,123 2019 Total in migration: 19,001 2018 Total in migration: 18,933 2017 Total in migration: 18,894
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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