Wollongong LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Wollongong was 268,944 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Wollongong is 38 years of age.

74.9% of people living in the region of Wollongong were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.9% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 1.3% Italy, 1.0% New Zealand, 1.0% China , 0.7% Germany, 0.5% Croatia, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% Greece.

81.6% of people living in Wollongong speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.6% Macedonian, 1.8% Italian, 1.2% Other, 0.9% Spanish, 0.9% Arabic, 0.8% Greek, 0.8% Mandarin, 0.7% Serbian.

The religious makeup of Wollongong is 28.6% Catholic, 22.3% Anglican, 19.1% No religion, 6.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.4% Eastern Orthodox, 4.6% Uniting Church, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Islam, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Buddhism.

49.2% of people are married, 32.9% have never married and 8.5% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 13947 widowed people living in Wollongong.

56.2% of the people living in Wollongong over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.7% are working on a part time basis. Wollongong has an unemployment rate of 6.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Wollongong are 20.5% Professionals, 15.9% Technicians & trades workers, 14.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.5% Community & personal service workers, 9.8% Managers, 9.5% Sales workers, 9.3% Labourers, 7.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Wollongong work in are 13.3% Health care and social assistance, 10.5% Retail trade, 10.3% Education and training, 10.0% Manufacturing, 7.8% Construction, 7.2% Accommodation and food services, 7.0% Public administration and safety, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.1% Transport, postal and warehousing.

35.4% of homes are fully owned, and 32.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $491 per week and the median household income is $1113 per week.

The median rent in Wollongong is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.