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Welcome to Wollongong City population forecasts

The Wollongong City population forecast for 2015 is 207,084, and is forecast to grow to 243,156 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 September 2014 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: 243,156 2035 forecast population: 241,431 2034 forecast population: 239,721 2033 forecast population: 238,008 2032 forecast population: 236,292 2031 forecast population: 234,540 2030 forecast population: 232,815 2029 forecast population: 231,125 2028 forecast population: 229,411 2027 forecast population: 227,683 2026 forecast population: 225,975 2025 forecast population: 224,202 2024 forecast population: 222,388 2023 forecast population: 220,643 2022 forecast population: 218,887 2021 forecast population: 217,132 2020 forecast population: 215,423 2019 forecast population: 213,696 2018 forecast population: 212,066 2017 forecast population: 210,239 2016 forecast population: 208,565 2015 forecast population: 207,084 2014 forecast population: 205,892 2013 forecast population: 204,569 2012 forecast population: 203,085 2011 forecast population: 202,041
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id, September 2014.

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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