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.
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.
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.