Community Profile

Wodonga is strategically placed between Melbourne and Sydney on the Hume Hwy. The city is ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. The city's population is more than 39,000 and the total area of Wodonga is 433.7 square kilometres. Wodonga (map) includes the main urban centre of the city, as well as the rural localities of Bandiana, Baranduda, Barnawartha North, Bonegilla, Castle Creek, Ebden, Gateway Island, Huon Creek, Killara, Leneva and Staghorn Flat.

Wodonga has a young population compared to the rest of the state. The median age is 36, while for Victoria it is 37. Children aged from birth to 14 years make up 20.6 per cent of the population, and people aged 65 years and over make up 14.9 per cent of the population. Figures from the 2016 Census show that 26.0 per cent of families in Wodonga have children. A total of 11.9 per cent were one-parent families.

Wodonga’s population growth continues from strength-to-strength. Wodonga remains the fastest-growing centre among its North Eastern neighbours and Albury. It is also the second fastest growing among the Regional Cities Victoria Group with 1.72% average annual growth over the last ten years just behind Ballarat (1.78 per cent), and ahead of Greater Geelong (1.70 per cent) and Greater Bendigo (1.69 per cent).

This website contains demographic insights for the City of Wodonga. For further information regarding Wodonga’s vibrant community, please contact City of Wodonga’s Community Development Team, telephone (02) 6022 9300.

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