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Population of Melbourne

Last official estimated population of Melbourne City (as Local Government Area) was 158 923 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 0.64% of total Australian population and 2.472% of VIC population. Area of Melbourne is 37.40 km², in this year population density was 4 249.28 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+8.78%/yr), Melbourne population in 2020 would be 204 565. [0]


Melbourne historical population from 1996 to 2017 [4] [3]

Population for other LGA areas

↳ nearby LGA areas:
- Port Phillip
- Yarra
- Maribyrnong
- Moreland
- Moonee Valley
- Stonnington
- Boroondara
- Darebin

Melbourne on population maps [3]

Click to enlarge. Melbourne is located in the center of the images.

Population [people], population density [p./kmĀ²] and population change [%/year] [2]

Annual growth rate in %:

[1996-2001] +6.88 %/Y
[2001-2002] +9.06 %/Y
[2002-2003] +9.17 %/Y
[2003-2004] +8.30 %/Y
[2004-2005] +6.45 %/Y
[2005-2006] +5.42 %/Y
[2006-2007] +6.50 %/Y
[2007-2008] +5.35 %/Y
[2008-2009] +4.79 %/Y
[2009-2010] +3.58 %/Y
[2010-2011] +2.68 %/Y
[2011-2012] +7.32 %/Y
[2012-2013] +10.35 %/Y
[2013-2014] +7.80 %/Y
[2014-2015] +6.95 %/Y
[2015-2016] +6.74 %/Y
[2016-2017] +8.78 %/Y


Population pyramid for Melbourne (2017)[2]

Female 
Alter
 Male

830 
85+
 507

545 
80-84
 452

795 
75-79
 812

1 311 
70-74
 1 425

1 803 
65-69
 1 812

2 246 
60-64
 2 121

2 487 
55-59
 2 438

2 612 
50-54
 2 569

2 951 
45-49
 2 987

3 311 
40-44
 3 726

5 314 
35-39
 6 129

10 059 
30-34
 10 763

15 933 
25-29
 15 556

19 136 
20-24
 16 386

6 558 
15-19
 5 000

1 095 
10-14
 1 149

1 378 
5-9
 1 537

2 641 
0-4
 2 549


Sources, more info:

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about LGA and Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) on abs.gov.au

[2] Population data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (Population and density: 2017; change: 2016-2017)

[3] Digital Boundaries: Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016.

[4] Historical population: 2001-2012, 2007-2017.