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Wollongong City CouncilPopulation forecast

Wollongong City Council

Population summary

Between 2016 and 2036, the population for Wollongong City Council is forecast to increase by 43,604 persons (20.65% growth), at an average annual change of 0.94%.

This table summarises the population for Wollongong City Council and each of its small areas. This enables you to see how population change is affecting different parts of the LGA in different ways. Some small areas may be rapidly growing whilst others are stable or even declining in population.

Continue to the forecast results section to see detailed forecasts of population, households, and dwellings for each of the small areas.

Please note that population numbers in for the 2016 base year are derived from Estimated Resident Population from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. These differ from (and are usually higher than) Census counts as they factor in population missed by the Census and population overseas on Census night. They are generally considered a more accurate measure of population size than Census counts.

Population summary
Wollongong City CouncilForecast yearChange between 2016 and 2036
Area20162021202620312036Total changeAvg. annual % change
Wollongong City211,201222,601233,141243,945254,805+43,604+0.94
Avondale - Cleveland1,6972,1413,4785,2477,892+6,195+7.99
Balgownie - Tarrawanna - Fernhill8,8768,9819,0149,0479,105+229+0.13
Coniston - Mount Saint Thomas3,9723,9523,9463,9243,916-56-0.07
Cordeaux Heights - Mount Kembla - Kembla Heights6,0075,8935,8775,7875,709-298-0.25
Dapto - Brownsville11,63012,01912,67613,36714,035+2,405+0.94
Dombarton - Wongawilli - Huntley3601,3643,3786,0778,913+8,553+17.40
East Corrimal3,4983,5143,5063,4923,491-7-0.01
Fairy Meadow7,7958,1838,2608,2518,240+445+0.28
Farmborough Heights4,3574,2284,1714,1774,211-146-0.17
Helensburgh - Lilyvale - Otford6,9076,7927,2087,3547,319+412+0.29
Keiraville - Mount Keira5,5576,3186,3776,5016,589+1,032+0.86
Kembla Grange2581,3993,4885,7278,345+8,087+18.98
Lake Heights4,0574,2014,1734,1274,085+28+0.03
Marshall Mount - Haywards Bay - Yallah1,3291,4681,6082,0782,810+1,481+3.81
Mount Ousley - Mount Pleasant3,0262,9662,9492,9763,020-6-0.01
North Wollongong2,8322,7632,7822,7932,812-20-0.04
Port Kembla - Spring Hill5,2395,3195,4025,4145,452+213+0.20
Stanwell Park - Stanwell Tops - Coalcliff and surrounds2,3122,2102,1872,2032,262-50-0.11
West Wollongong5,1375,1755,1575,1505,151+14+0.01
Windang - Primbee4,4254,5564,6424,6954,720+295+0.32
Wombarra - Coledale - Scarborough - Clifton2,5702,5752,5442,4872,474-96-0.19
Woonona - Russell Vale13,98913,82513,77313,78813,843-146-0.05
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

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