Wollongong Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Wollongong (2500) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 68 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Wollongong is in the federal electorate of Cunningham.

In the 2011 census the population of Wollongong was 16,718 and is comprised of approximately 48.6% females and 51.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Wollongong is 32 years of age.

58.2% of people living in the suburb of Wollongong were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.6% China , 3.1% England, 2.0% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 1.3% India, 1.2% New Zealand, 1.1% Italy, 1.0% Greece, 1.0% Saudi Arabia, 1.0% Croatia, 0.8% Thailand, 0.7% Libya, 0.7% Vietnam, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Turkey.

62.3% of people living in Wollongong speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.7% Mandarin, 3.3% Macedonian, 2.8% Other, 2.7% Arabic, 2.0% Serbian, 1.9% Other, 1.8% Italian, 1.8% Greek.

The religious makeup of Wollongong is 24.4% No religion, 21.8% Catholic, 13.5% Anglican, 9.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.5% Eastern Orthodox, 4.7% Islam, 3.1% Buddhism, 2.8% Uniting Church, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.5% Christian, nfd.

33.7% of people are married, 48.7% have never married and 9.2% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 831 widowed people living in Wollongong.

54.9% of the people living in Wollongong over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.5% are working on a part time basis. Wollongong has an unemployment rate of 9.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Wollongong are 29.1% Professionals, 13.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.4% Community & personal service workers, 11.3% Technicians & trades workers, 11.0% Managers, 9.0% Sales workers, 6.7% Labourers, 5.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Wollongong work in are 13.5% Health care and social assistance, 12.2% Education and training, 10.2% Accommodation and food services, 9.9% Retail trade, 7.9% Manufacturing, 7.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.3% Public administration and safety, 4.8% Construction, 4.3% Financial and insurance services.

22.5% of homes are fully owned, and 17.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 56.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $500 per week and the median household income is $966 per week.

The median rent in Wollongong is $280 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1800 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Wollongong postcode 2500

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