2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Wollongong (C)

Code LGA18450 (LGA)
People 180,358
Male 89,627
Female 90,731
Australian citizenship 159,769
People born overseas 41,444
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,254
Families 48,591
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 73,465
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Total 180,358 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 89,627 49.7 9,270,466 49.4
Female 90,731 50.3 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,661 1.5 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 180,358 people were counted in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Of the total population 1.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Wollongong (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 11,847 6.6 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 24,661 13.7 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 25,845 14.3 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 75,109 41.6 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 17,233 9.6 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 25,663 14.2 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 36,508 children aged 0-14 years and 42,896 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 159,769 88.6 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 41,444 23.0 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,254 0.7 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), 159,769 people were Australian citizens, 41,444 were born overseas and 1,254 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Wollongong (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 74,855 52.0 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 14,815 10.3 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 9,856 6.9 919,904 6.2
Never married 44,321 30.8 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), 52.0% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 10.3% were separated or divorced, 6.9% were widowed and 30.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Australia 129,128 71.6 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Wollongong (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Wollongong (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Wollongong (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 45,996 57.1 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 24,910 30.9 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 2,247 2.8 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 7,337 9.1 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 57,704 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 80,490 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 80,490 people aged 15 years and over in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 57.1% worked full-time, 30.9% worked part-time, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.1% were unemployed. 57,704 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 17,262 35.5 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 22,902 47.1 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 7,684 15.8 762,632 15.4
Other family 743 1.5 88,864 1.8
Total families 48,591 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), 48,591 families were counted: of these, 35.5% were couple families without children, 47.1% were couple families with children, 15.8% were one parent families and 1.5% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 68,804 93.7 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 73,465 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), 68,804 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 49,651 72.2 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,549 8.1 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 11,921 17.3 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 1,213 1.8 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 470 0.7 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), 72.2% were separate houses, 8.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 29,325 42.6 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 15,432 22.4 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 19,313 28.1 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 1,688 2.5 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 3,045 4.4 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 22.4% were being purchased and 28.1% were rented.

Landlord type Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,716 40.0 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 6,107 31.6 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 5,255 27.2 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 234 1.2 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 40.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 31.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 27.2% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 47,833 69.5 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 16,278 23.7 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 2,417 3.5 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), 69.5% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.5% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2001 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. www.abs.gov.au/census

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