Warrnambool is a Victoria town located 265 km southwest of Melbourne.
Warrnambool, with a population exceeding 30,000, is Victoria’s 10th most populous City. It is also the 43rd most significant urban center in Australia.
Our research shows that Warrnambool’s population will be 32,901 at the end of June 2022. Because Australia Bureau Statistics always follows the financial year of Australia when pushing data, we use June end each year.
This calculation is based upon the average annual growth rate of 1.05% for the last ten years. The estimate will be more accurate if we use the most recent years’ data (see the table below).
Warrnambool’s Population Growth
The growth rate of Warrnambool’s population over the last ten years is consistent and robust. It ranges from 0.77% – to 1.31%.
This adds around 228 to 406 people to the total population each year. Many people moved to Warrnambool because of its excellent employment opportunities and the coastal lifestyle. Consistent birth rate growth has kept the population thriving.
Demographics of Warrnambool
According to the Australian census, 47.7% are males, and 52.3% are women in Warrnambool.
The average age of residents is 41. Australia was voted the most popular country with 83.9%, New Zealand at 1.1%, Australia at 1.7%, and Taiwan at 0.5%. China (excluding Taiwan and SARs) was 0.5% and Scotland at 0.4%. English is the most spoken language at home, followed by Mandarin at 1.1%, Korean at 0.3%, and Sinhalese at 0.2%. Arabic 0.2% and Japanese 0.2%.
Warrnambool’s religious makeup is: No Religion, 31.7%; Catholic 30.5%; Not stated 10.2%; Anglican 8.3%; Presbyterian and Reformed 5.8%. Christianity was the most popular religion in Warrnambool (62.3%)
Population density of Warrnambool
Warrnambool’s population density is 291 per square kilometer.
Occupations and Industries
According to Census, Warrnambool’s main occupations are Professionals 19.1%; Labourers 14.5%; Technicians and Trades Workers 13.9%; Sales Workers 12.4%; and Community and Personal Service Workers 18.104.22.168% of Warrnambool’s workforce works in Hospitals, except Psychiatric Hospitals.
Other important industries include 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%
The average working hour was between 1 and 15 hours for 14.7%, 16-24 hours for 10.6%, and 40 hours or more for 37.1%.
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.
- Warrnambool had 14,910 workers. This 52.5% of those surveyed were employed full-time, while 36.5% were part-time workers and 5.4% were unemployed.
- The population was 17.7% comprised of children aged 0-14 years, and 19.6% included people 65 and older.
- Warrnambool hosts the annual children’s festival Fun 4Kids at the end of June or July each year.
- Warrnambool is a name given to an Indigenous Australian’s volcanic cone in the area.
- This City is the Great South Coast’s fastest-growing economy and largest population center.
- Each year, over 700,000 tourists visit the City to enjoy the City’s beach environment and other recreational amenities.
- According to the Warrnambool City council, Warrnambool is a major destination for people traveling along tourist routes, including the Great Ocean Road, Princes Highway, and the Melbourne-Warrnambool railway.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics: www.abs.gov.au
- Victorian Government: www.vic.gov.au
- Live in Victoria: www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au
- Warrnambool City Council: www.warrnambool.vic.gov.au