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Wollongong City CouncilPopulation forecast

Wollongong City Council

Non-private dwellings

5,494 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Wollongong City Council in 2022.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
Wollongong City CouncilYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Wollongong City Council4,7315,795+1,064+1,0640
Avondale - Cleveland1111000
Balgownie - Tarrawanna - Fernhill155155000
Coniston - Mount Saint Thomas7474000
Cordeaux Heights - Mount Kembla - Kembla Heights1010000
Dapto - Brownsville119119000
Dombarton - Wongawilli - Huntley11000
East Corrimal00000
Fairy Meadow8181000
Farmborough Heights127127000
Helensburgh - Lilyvale - Otford2121000
Keiraville - Mount Keira3841,448+1,064+1,0630
Kembla Grange22000
Lake Heights00000
Marshall Mount - Haywards Bay - Yallah1515000
Mount Ousley - Mount Pleasant33000
North Wollongong610610000
Port Kembla - Spring Hill188188000
Stanwell Park - Stanwell Tops - Coalcliff and surrounds152152000
West Wollongong2525000
Windang - Primbee2626000
Wombarra - Coledale - Scarborough - Clifton00000
Woonona - Russell Vale310310000
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2021.

Key findings

There were 4,731 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Wollongong City Council in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Wollongong City Council is expected to increase to 5,795 persons in 2031 and remain the same at 5,795 persons in 2041.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of Wollongong City Council's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of Wollongong City Council is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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