Warrawong, New South Wales

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Warrawong
Wollongong,  New South Wales
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Warrawong
Coordinates 34°29′04″S150°53′15″E / 34.48444°S 150.88750°E / -34.48444; 150.88750 Coordinates: 34°29′04″S150°53′15″E / 34.48444°S 150.88750°E / -34.48444; 150.88750
Population4,752 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2502
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Wollongong
Federal Division(s) 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.

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Warrawong is 92 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.

The name Warrawong is said to organate from the word warragul, meaning a whiting or side of a hill.

History

Various meanings are given for the aboriginal word "Warrawong" including "a whiting", "side of a hill", " a windy place on a hill", " wind swept" and "windy hills". [2]

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. [3]

The Warrawong area has been known variously as Steeltown, Kembla Estate, New Kembla and finally, Warrawong.

Demographics

Warrawong has a high proportion of immigrants. Of a population of 4,752, (43.5%) were born overseas at the 2016 census. [1]

Country of BirthNumberPercentage of total inhabitants
Australia2,66956.5%
Macedonia2605.5%
Italy2575.4%
Portugal1803.8%
England841,8%
New Zealand731.5%

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Warrawong (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Place Names of the Wollongong Region". Wollongong City Library. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  3. "Warrawong History". Wollongong City Library.