Census 2016 Illawarra: insight into our growing region

Kate McIlwain
Updated June 16 2021 - 11:42pm, first published June 27 2017 - 10:00pm
What new Census data reveals about the Illawarra
What new Census data reveals about the Illawarra

Illawarra residents are older, more likely to be born overseas, less likely to be married but – despite rising property costs – are paying exactly the same amount, on average, for their monthly mortgage.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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