Wollongong, Australia Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Wollongong, Australia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Wollongong in 2020 is 305,000, a 0.66% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Wollongong in 2019 was 303,000, a 0.66% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Wollongong in 2018 was 301,000, a 0.67% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Wollongong in 2017 was 299,000, a 1.01% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Australia
City Name Population
Melbourne 4,968,000
Sydney 4,926,000
Brisbane 2,406,000
Perth 2,042,000
Adelaide 1,336,000
Gold Coast-Tweed Head 699,000
Canberra 457,000
Newcastle-Maitland 450,000
Sunshine Coast 347,000
Central Coast 335,000
Wollongong 305,000
Wollongong - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 305,000 0.66%
2019 303,000 0.66%
2018 301,000 0.67%
2017 299,000 1.01%
2016 296,000 1.02%
2015 293,000 1.03%
2014 290,000 1.05%
2013 287,000 1.06%
2012 284,000 0.71%
2011 282,000 1.44%
2010 278,000 1.09%
2009 275,000 1.10%
2008 272,000 1.12%
2007 269,000 1.13%
2006 266,000 0.38%
2005 265,000 0.38%
2004 264,000 0.38%
2003 263,000 0.38%
2002 262,000 0.38%
2001 261,000 0.38%
2000 260,000 0.39%
1999 259,000 0.39%
1998 258,000 0.39%
1997 257,000 0.39%
1996 256,000 0.79%
1995 254,000 1.20%
1994 251,000 0.80%
1993 249,000 0.81%
1992 247,000 0.82%
1991 245,000 1.24%
1990 242,000 0.83%
1989 240,000 0.84%
1988 238,000 1.28%
1987 235,000 0.86%
1986 233,000 0.00%
1985 233,000 0.43%
1984 232,000 0.00%
1983 232,000 0.00%
1982 232,000 0.43%
1981 231,000 1.76%
1980 227,000 1.79%
1979 223,000 1.83%
1978 219,000 1.86%
1977 215,000 1.90%
1976 211,000 2.43%
1975 206,000 2.49%
1974 201,000 2.55%
1973 196,000 2.62%
1972 191,000 2.69%
1971 186,000 2.76%
1970 181,000 2.84%
1969 176,000 2.33%
1968 172,000 2.99%
1967 167,000 2.45%
1966 163,000 4.49%
1965 156,000 4.00%
1964 150,000 4.90%
1963 143,000 4.38%
1962 137,000 3.79%
1961 132,000 5.60%
1960 125,000 5.93%
1959 118,000 5.36%
1958 112,000 4.67%
1957 107,000 5.94%
1956 101,000 5.21%
1955 96,000 5.49%
1954 91,000 5.81%
1953 86,000 4.88%
1952 82,000 6.49%
1951 77,000 5.48%
1950 73,000 0.00%