Warrawong, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWarrawong
Wollongong, New South Wales
|Population||4,752 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Wollongong|
Warrawong is 74 kilometers from Sydney CBD.
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 4,752, (43.5%) were born overseas at the 2016 census.
|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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