2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Wollongong (C)

Code LGA18450 (LGA)
People 184,212
Male 91,103
Female 93,109
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 162,366
People born overseas 39,672
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,187
Families 49,205
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 77,025
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $933
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,517
Median weekly rent $180
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Total 184,212 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 91,103 49.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 93,109 50.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,120 1.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 184,212 people were usually resident in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Of the total population 1.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Wollongong (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 11,323 6.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 24,137 13.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 25,866 14.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 74,406 40.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 19,737 10.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 28,743 15.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.2% of people usually resident in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 162,366 88.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 39,672 21.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,187 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.1% of people usually resident in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 21.5% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Wollongong (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 74,156 49.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 16,521 11.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 10,167 6.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 47,911 32.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.1% were either separated or divorced, 6.8% were widowed and 32.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Australia 132,878 72.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
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 47,563 56.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 24,508 29.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 3,072 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,142 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 6,266 7.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 56,584 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 83,551 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 83,551 people aged 15 years and over in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 56.9% worked full-time, 29.3% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.5% were unemployed. 56,584 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

Median weekly incomes Wollongong (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 391 -- 466 --
Family 1,149 -- 1,171 --
Household 933 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $391, the median family income was $1,149 and the median household income was $933.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 17,946 36.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 22,207 45.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 8,342 17.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 710 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 49,205 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 49,205 families in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 36.5% were couple families without children, 45.1% were couple families with children, 17.0% were one parent families and 1.4% 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 (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 71,259 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 77,025 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 71,259 occupied private dwellings were counted in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 50,626 71.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,242 10.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 12,338 17.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,012 1.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 41 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), 71.0% were separate houses, 10.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 25,643 36.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 20,229 28.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 20,222 28.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 581 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,586 6.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 28.4% were rented.

Landlord type Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 9,464 46.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 5,809 28.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 4,483 22.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 467 2.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 46.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 28.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 22.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,517 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wollongong (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 48,272 67.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 17,465 24.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,589 3.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (C) (Local Government Areas), 67.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.5% were single (or lone) person households and 3.6% 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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