City of Innovation
213,841 (ABS 2016-17)
The median price for a three bedroom house in Wollongong is $891,000. To rent the same property, the median price is $505.00 per week.
Distance from Sydney 85kms in a southerly direction.
Summer temperatures average 24.9° to 19°and winters 17° to 10.0°. The mean annual rainfall is 1124mm. (BOM data)
The major employer in the Wollongong area is the health care and social assistance sector followed by retail trade, construction, public administration and safety, manufacturing then professional, scientific and technical services.
Located 80 kms south of the Sydney CBD lies the coastal city and “capital” of the South Coast of New South Wales, Wollongong, known affectionately as “The Gong”. This now picturesque beachside city has evolved from an industrial background where steelworks, a copper smelter, coal and grain shipping terminals etc. all dominated the landscape to a city with a diversification of economic activity which now still includes some heavy industry together with higher education, tourism, construction and the fine arts.
The city is alive with events and festivals some of which are the Wollongong Eisteddfod in July, Spring into Corrimal in September, the Illawarra Festival of Wood in October and Savvy Survivor in December.
Sporting facilities abound in this area. Some of the sports available are AFL, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, cricket, cycling, golf, gymnastics, hockey, netball, skateboarding, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, softball, squash, swimming, tennis and touch football,
For those seeking educational options, Wollongong is a good place to come. There are numerous playgroups, pre-schools, long day care centres, family day care and after school centres. Wollongong has more than forty public, ten Catholic, two special and 5 private primary schools. There are eleven public, two special and five private high schools and three Catholic colleges. At the tertiary level, there is the University of Wollongong and campuses of Illawarra TAFE at Dapto, Wollongong, Wollongong West and Yallah.
The Wollongong Public Hospital is similar to a capital city in terms of the wide range of services offered. It is also a major teaching hospital for the University of Wollongong. In addition there are numerous private hospitals offering various specialties from cancer care to a special mental health facility. Naturally these services are backed up by a significant number of specialists, GPs and allied health professionals. There are numerous choices for those seeking nursing home/retirement village options.
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Housing Data: Sourced from www.realestate.com.au current as at 7/18.
Careers Data: Sourced from ABS.
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