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Warrawong
WollongongNew South Wales
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Population: 5,091
Postcode: 2502
LGA: City of Wollongong
State District: Wollongong
Federal Division: 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

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.

Demographics

Warrawong has a high proportion of immigrants. Of a population of 5,091, 1,951 (39.0%) were born overseas.

Country of Birth Number Percentage of total inhabitants
 Australia 2,695 53.9%
 Italy 388 7.8%
 Macedonia 356 7.1%
 Portugal 254 5.1%
 England 122 2.4%
 Spain 94 1.9%
 Malta 90 1.7%

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