Wagga Wagga Population 2021

49,652
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Wagga Wagga is a city that is located in New South Wales, Australia. It is the largest inland city with a population of over 54,000 according to 2016 census data. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia. This is mainly because it is a “sponge city” that draws in new residents from smaller neighboring towns.

Recent Growth

The city has grown approximately 0.7% annually over the last five years. In addition to attracting residents from nearby towns, the city is also a regional center and is home to universities and defense establishments, making it a desirable place to live.

Population Demographics

Most of the population was born in Australia. Just over 6% were born in other countries, which is far below the national average. There are immigrants, however, primarily from England and New Zealand. There are also residents in Wagga Wagga that came from India, South Africa and China.

Religion in Wagga Wagga

Most of the city’s residents are Christian, while 15% say that they do not follow a religion.

Language and Notes

Most people in Wagga Wagga speak English. Because of its role as an agricultural, transport and military hub, the city is expected to continue to see its population rise in the years ahead.

Year Population
202149,652
201648,263
201146,913
200646,735

Wagga Wagga Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
202149,6520.57%
201648,263
201146,913
200646,735

Wagga Wagga Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Melbourne5,061,4391.89%
Sydney4,991,6541.33%
Brisbane2,439,4671.38%
Perth2,067,3331.24%
Adelaide1,345,4450.68%
Gold Coast710,6501.63%
Canberra462,2131.07%
Newcastle453,5150.70%
Sunshine Coast353,2811.86%
Central Coast336,7140.54%
Wollongong307,4770.70%

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