Warrawong, New South Wales

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Warrawong
WollongongNew South Wales
Warrawong NSW 2502, Australia - panoramio.jpg
Warrawong is located in New South Wales
Warrawong
Warrawong
Coordinates 34°29′04″S 150°53′15″E / 34.48444°S 150.88750°E / -34.48444; 150.88750Coordinates: 34°29′04″S 150°53′15″E / 34.48444°S 150.88750°E / -34.48444; 150.88750
Population 4,752 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2502
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Wollongong
Federal Division(s) Whitlam
Suburbs around Warrawong:
Cringila Port Kembla Port Kembla
Lake Heights Warrawong Kemblawarra
Primbee

Warrawong is a suburb of Wollongong, in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the northeast corner of Lake Illawarra.

Warrawong is home to Warrawong Plaza, one of three major regional shopping centres. Other facilities include the Port Kembla Hospital, Hoyts cinemas, and the Gala cinemas.

History[edit]

Two meanings are given for the aboriginal word Warrawong, "a whiting" and the "side of a hill".[2]

Long a farming area, after the first land grants were made in the area in 1815, Warrawong began to be developed as a suburb only in the 1930s.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Warrawong has a high proportion of immigrants. Of a population of 4,752, (43.5%) were born overseas at the 2016 census.[1]

Country of Birth Number Percentage of total inhabitants
Australia 2,669 56.5%
Macedonia 260 5.5%
Italy 257 5.4%
Portugal 180 3.8%
England 122 2.4%
New Zealand 73 1.5%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Warrawong (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Place Names of the Wollongong Region". Wollongong City Library. Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Warrawong History". Wollongong City Library.