Wollongong, Australia Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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%