West Wollongong Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

West Wollongong (2500) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 69 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. West Wollongong is in the federal electorate of Cunningham.

In the 2011 census the population of West Wollongong was 4,447 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of West Wollongong is 35 years of age.

70.3% of people living in the suburb of West Wollongong were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.2% England, 2.4% China , 1.1% Croatia, 1.0% Scotland, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.9% Italy, 0.7% Greece, 0.7% India, 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.6% Thailand, 0.6% Serbia, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% United States of America.

73.9% of people living in West Wollongong speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.5% Other, 2.4% Serbian, 2.2% Greek, 2.1% Mandarin, 1.5% Macedonian, 1.5% Italian, 1.5% Arabic, 1.0% Spanish.

The religious makeup of West Wollongong is 28.7% Catholic, 18.8% No religion, 17.5% Anglican, 8.3% Eastern Orthodox, 7.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.2% Uniting Church, 2.4% Islam, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Buddhism.

48.7% of people are married, 35.0% have never married and 8.1% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 193 widowed people living in West Wollongong.

57.2% of the people living in West Wollongong over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.1% are working on a part time basis. West Wollongong has an unemployment rate of 6.8%.

The main occupations of people living in West Wollongong are 27.4% Professionals, 15.6% Technicians & trades workers, 14.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.4% Community & personal service workers, 10.4% Managers, 7.3% Sales workers, 6.7% Labourers, 5.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from West Wollongong work in are 14.5% Education and training, 13.4% Health care and social assistance, 8.8% Manufacturing, 8.3% Accommodation and food services, 8.1% Retail trade, 7.9% Public administration and safety, 6.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.1% Construction, 3.8% Financial and insurance services.

34.5% of homes are fully owned, and 31.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 31.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $507 per week and the median household income is $1068 per week.

The median rent in West Wollongong is $240 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1928 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for West Wollongong postcode 2500

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