Warrnambool a Victoria city located on 265 kilometres south-west of Melbourne. With a population of over 32,000, Warrnambool is the 10th most populous place in Victoria. It also ranks the 43th largest urban centre in Australia by population.
Based on our research, Warrnambool population will reach 34,320 by the end of June of 2024. We use end of June each year due to Australia Bureau Statistics always follow Australia financial year when pushed the data. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 1.23% over last twelve years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of Warrnambool
Looking back last twelve years of Warrnambool’s population, the grow rate is very consistent and strong ranging from 0.77% to 2.22%, adding around 228 to 713 people each year to the overall population. Lot of people was moving to Warrnambool due to its employment opportunities and costal city life style. On the other hand, consistent birth rate growth keeps the population growing.
Demographics of Warrnambool
According to Australia census, 47.7% of people living in Warrnambool are male while 52.3% are female. Average resident’s age is 41. The top responses for country of birth were Australia 83.9%, England 1.7%, New Zealand 1.1%, Taiwan 0.5%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.5% and Scotland 0.4%. The top languages spoken at home are: English 88.4%, Mandarin 1.1%, Korean 0.3%, Sinhalese 0.2%, Arabic 0.2% and Japanese 0.2%.
The religious makeup of Warrnambool is No Religion, so described 31.7%, Catholic 30.5%, Not stated 10.2%, Anglican 8.3% and Presbyterian and Reformed 5.8%. In Warrnambool, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.3%).
Population Density of Warrnambool
The population density of Warrnambool is 291 people per square kilometer.
Occupations and Industries
According to census, the main occupations of people living in Warrnambool are Professionals 19.1%, Labourers 14.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.9%, Sales Workers 12.4%, and Community and Personal Service Workers 11.8%.
The main industries people from Warrnambool work in are 6.3% worked in Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals). Other major industries of employment included Cheese and Other Dairy Product Manufacturing 3.5%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.2%, Takeaway Food Services 2.9% and Aged Care Residential Services 2.9%
In terms of working hours, 14.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.1% worked 40 hours or more.
Facts About Warrnambool
- The first white people to sight Lady Bay and the Warrnambool area were French admiral/scientist/navigator Nicholas Baudin and his crew.
- There were 14,910 people who reported being in the labour force in Warrnambool. Of these 52.5% were employed full time, 36.5% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.
- Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.6% of the population.
- During the end of June and the start of July every year, Warrnambool is the home to the children’s festival Fun4Kids.
- The word Warrnambool originates from the local Indigenous Australian name for a nearby volcanic cone.
- The city is the fastest growing economy and population centre in the Great South Coast.
- Over 700,000 tourists visit the City each year to relax in the beach environmental and surrounding recreational precincts.
- According to Warrnambool City council, Warrnambool is a major destination for people travelling along tourist routes including the Great Ocean Road, Princes Highway and the Melbourne-Warrnambool railway.
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