2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Statistical Districts

Wollongong (NSW)

Code 1006 (SDIST)
People 263,535
Male 130,024
Female 133,511
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 233,845
People born overseas 53,102
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,344
Families 71,288
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 108,712
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $955
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,517
Median weekly rent $185
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People — demographics
People Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
Total 263,535 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 130,024 49.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 133,511 50.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,744 1.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 263,535 people were usually resident in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts): of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Of the total population 1.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 16,478 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 36,435 13.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 36,329 13.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 106,038 40.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 28,447 10.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 39,806 15.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.1% of people usually resident in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 233,845 88.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 53,102 20.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,344 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.7% of people usually resident in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts) were Australian citizens, 20.1% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 108,098 51.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 23,204 11.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 14,008 6.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 65,312 31.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts) were married, 11.0% were either separated or divorced, 6.7% were widowed and 31.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
Australia 194,197 73.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 67,871 56.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 35,419 29.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 4,424 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 3,160 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 8,668 7.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 79,427 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 119,542 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 119,542 people aged 15 years and over in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts) were in the labour force. Of these 56.8% worked full-time, 29.6% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.3% were unemployed. 79,427 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 395 -- 466 --
Family 1,143 -- 1,171 --
Household 955 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $395, the median family income was $1,143 and the median household income was $955.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
Couple family without children 25,649 36.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 32,716 45.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 11,988 16.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 935 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 71,288 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 71,288 families in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts): of these 36.0% were couple families without children, 45.9% were couple families with children, 16.8% were one parent families and 1.3% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 99,884 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 108,712 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 99,884 occupied private dwellings were counted in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts).

Dwelling structure Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 74,303 74.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 9,893 9.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 14,218 14.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,408 1.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 62 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts), 74.4% were separate houses, 9.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 36,068 36.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 29,869 29.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 27,019 27.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 829 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 6,100 6.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts), 36.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.9% were owned with a mortgage and 27.1% were rented.

Landlord type Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 12,846 47.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 7,507 27.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 6,040 22.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 626 2.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 47.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 27.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 22.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,517 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly rent was $185. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wollongong (NSW) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 69,943 70.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 22,978 23.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 3,055 3.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (NSW) (Statistical Districts), 70.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.0% were single (or lone) person households and 3.1% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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