Illawarra

The Illawarra region is contiguous with Sydney’s Sutherland Shire and extends from Helensburgh in the north to Gerroa in the south. It includes the three LGAs of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama, with a mix of coastal, rural and urban environments and industrial precincts. It covers an area of 1,124 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 280,000.

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Population

280,000

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Area

1,124 km²

119,500 total jobs with GRP of $17.5B
Source: AEC Group DataAu 2018-19

Top 3 Industries by Employment

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Healthcare & Social Assistance

16,921

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Education & Training

11,967

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Retail Trade

11,397

Illawarra Harbour © Destination NSW
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Port Kembla Steelworks | Editorial credit: Harley Kingston / Shutterstock.com
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The data on this page is indicative of the region and subject to change.