Warrawong, New South Wales
Wollongong, New South Wales
|Population||4,752 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Wollongong|
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.
Two meanings are given for the aboriginal word Warrawong, "a whiting" and the "side of a hill".
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.
|Country of Birth||Number||Percentage of total inhabitants|
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.4% of the population.
- 56.1% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Macedonian 8.8%, Italian 6.7%, Portuguese 4.5% and Arabic 2.4%.
- The most common responses for religion were Catholic 32.8%, No Religion 21.0%, Anglican 10.4% and Eastern Orthodox 9.1%.
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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Warrawong (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
- "Place Names of the Wollongong Region". Wollongong City Library. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
- "Warrawong History". Wollongong City Library.
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