Warrawong, New South Wales
Wollongong, New South Wales
|Population||5,091 (2006 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.
Warrawong has a high proportion of immigrants. Of a population of 5,091, 1,951 (39.0%) were born overseas.
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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Warrawong (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- "Place Names of the Wollongong Region". Wollongong City Library. Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- "Warrawong History". Wollongong City Library.
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