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Welcome to Wollongong City population forecasts

The Wollongong City population forecast for 2016 is 210,943, and is forecast to grow to 253,792 by 2036.

The Wollongong City population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2011 and 2036.

The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.

These forecasts were last updated in June 2016 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of Wollongong City. Forecasts are available for each year from 2011 to 2036.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2036 forecast population: 253,792 2035 forecast population: 251,696 2034 forecast population: 249,605 2033 forecast population: 247,452 2032 forecast population: 245,323 2031 forecast population: 243,218 2030 forecast population: 241,122 2029 forecast population: 238,997 2028 forecast population: 236,847 2027 forecast population: 234,705 2026 forecast population: 232,566 2025 forecast population: 230,456 2024 forecast population: 228,285 2023 forecast population: 226,159 2022 forecast population: 224,052 2021 forecast population: 222,005 2020 forecast population: 219,743 2019 forecast population: 217,741 2018 forecast population: 215,527 2017 forecast population: 212,630 2016 forecast population: 210,943 2015 forecast population: 208,349 2014 forecast population: 206,783 2013 forecast population: 205,666 2012 forecast population: 203,147 2011 forecast population: 202,068
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id, June 2016.

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Planning education provision in a rapidly changing Australia


By 2026 there will be 705,000 more children in our schools than there are today. Starting in 2006, there has been a peak in the number of children born in Australia. How can we plan for their education?

This population forecast is just one of a family of demographic and economic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre