Welcome to Wollongong City population forecasts

The Wollongong City population forecast for 2014 is 204,537, and is forecast to grow to 233,885 by 2031.

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 2031.

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 March 2014 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of Wollongong City. Forecasts are available for each year from 2011 to 2031.



Population 2014


Population 2031


Change 2014-31


Forecast areas
Wollongong City
Forecast population
Forecast population 2031 forecast population: 233,885 2030 forecast population: 232,128 2029 forecast population: 230,385 2028 forecast population: 228,639 2027 forecast population: 226,919 2026 forecast population: 225,189 2025 forecast population: 223,443 2024 forecast population: 221,664 2023 forecast population: 219,907 2022 forecast population: 218,146 2021 forecast population: 216,327 2020 forecast population: 214,563 2019 forecast population: 212,767 2018 forecast population: 211,033 2017 forecast population: 209,086 2016 forecast population: 207,405 2015 forecast population: 205,869 2014 forecast population: 204,537 2013 forecast population: 203,038 2012 forecast population: 201,477 2011 forecast population: 201,196
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2031, prepared by .id, March 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