2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Wollongong

Code SSC15281 (SSC)
People 14,363
Male 7,429
Female 6,934
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 11,221
People born overseas 4,151
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 229
Families 3,131
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,207
Average people per household 2.0
Median weekly household income $793
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,536
Median weekly rent $195
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Wollongong % Australia %
Total 14,363 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 7,429 51.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,934 48.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 183 1.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 14,363 people were usually resident in Wollongong (State Suburbs): of these 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. Of the total population 1.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Wollongong % Australia %
People
0-4 years 540 3.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 887 6.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,055 21.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 6,100 42.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,427 9.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,355 16.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 9.9% of people usually resident in Wollongong (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Wollongong % Australia %
Australian citizenship 11,221 78.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,151 28.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 229 1.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 78.1% of people usually resident in Wollongong (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 28.9% were born overseas and 1.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Wollongong % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,242 32.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,710 13.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 823 6.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 6,161 47.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 32.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Wollongong (State Suburbs) were married, 13.2% were either separated or divorced, 6.4% were widowed and 47.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Wollongong % Australia %
Australia 8,579 59.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Wollongong % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wollongong % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,073 57.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,017 28.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 216 3.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 120 1.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 684 9.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,432 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 7,110 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 7,110 people aged 15 years and over in Wollongong (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 57.3% worked full-time, 28.4% worked part-time, 3.0% were away from work, 1.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.6% were unemployed. 4,432 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Wollongong % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Wollongong % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 408 -- 466 --
Family 1,111 -- 1,171 --
Household 793 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $408, the median family income was $1,111 and the median household income was $793.

Expand Families category,
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Families — family composition
Family composition Wollongong % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,523 48.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 913 29.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 573 18.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 122 3.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,131 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,131 families in Wollongong (State Suburbs): of these 48.6% were couple families without children, 29.2% were couple families with children, 18.3% were one parent families and 3.9% were other families.

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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 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,129 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,207 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 7,129 occupied private dwellings were counted in Wollongong (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Wollongong % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,512 21.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 588 8.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 4,959 69.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 62 0.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 8 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Wollongong (State Suburbs), 21.2% were separate houses, 8.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 69.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Wollongong % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,676 23.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,006 14.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,519 49.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 65 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 862 12.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (State Suburbs), 23.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 14.1% were owned with a mortgage and 49.4% were rented.

Landlord type Wollongong % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,210 62.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 545 15.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 712 20.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 52 1.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 62.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 20.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Wollongong % Australia %
Median weekly rent 195 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,536 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.0 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $195. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,536. The average people per household was 2.0 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wollongong % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,087 43.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,549 35.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 777 10.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Wollongong (State Suburbs), 43.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 35.8% were single (or lone) person households and 10.9% 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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