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Wollongong City CouncilPopulation forecast

Wollongong City Council

Births and deaths

In 2017, Stanwell Park - Stanwell Tops - Coalcliff and surrounds is estimated to have the highest fertility rate of 2.78 (births per woman), this is expected to decrease to 2.72 in 2041.

The number of births in Wollongong City Council are derived by multiplying age specific fertility rates of women aged 15-49 by the female population in these age groups for all years during the forecast period.

Birth rates are especially influential in determining the number of children in an area, with most inner urban areas having relatively low birth rates, compared to outer suburban or rural and regional areas. Birth rates have been changing, with a greater share of women bearing children at older ages or not at all, with overall increases in fertility rates. This can have a large impact on the future population profile.

Forecast fertility rates (births per woman)
Wollongong City CouncilYearChange between 2017 and 2041
Wollongong City Council1.761.72-0.03
Avondale - Cleveland2.082.05-0.03
Balgownie - Tarrawanna - Fernhill1.991.97-0.02
Coniston - Mount Saint Thomas1.631.69+0.07
Cordeaux Heights - Mount Kembla - Kembla Heights1.701.62-0.08
Dapto - Brownsville1.951.90-0.05
Dombarton - Wongawilli - Huntley1.842.31+0.47
East Corrimal1.701.71+0.01
Fairy Meadow1.561.52-0.04
Farmborough Heights1.561.52-0.05
Helensburgh - Lilyvale - Otford1.961.91-0.05
Keiraville - Mount Keira1.731.69-0.04
Kembla Grange2.312.57+0.27
Lake Heights2.162.13-0.03
Marshall Mount - Haywards Bay - Yallah1.631.69+0.05
Mount Ousley - Mount Pleasant1.731.71-0.03
North Wollongong1.111.13+0.02
Port Kembla - Spring Hill2.122.08-0.04
Stanwell Park - Stanwell Tops - Coalcliff and surrounds2.782.72-0.06
West Wollongong1.621.57-0.05
Windang - Primbee1.991.98-0.01
Wombarra - Coledale - Scarborough - Clifton2.262.22-0.03
Woonona - Russell Vale1.981.96-0.02
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2021.

Death rates

The forecast number of deaths in Wollongong City Council is a reflection of death rates assumed for small areas. For historical years, this will equal the number of deaths published by the ABS, where this information was available at the time of forecasting. These rates are based on historical estimates for Wollongong City Council, which have been extrapolated into the future, assuming an increase in expectation of life in all age groups (except 85 years and over).

Death rates are influential in shaping the numbers of older people in an area's population. Death rates too have been changing, with higher life expectancy at most ages, with men's life expectancy increasing more than that of women.

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