Last official estimated population of **Melbourne** *(as Significant Urban Area)* was **4 670 461** people *(on 2017-06-30)*^{[2]}.
This was 18.85% of total Australian population.
Area of Melbourne is 6 189.11 km², in this year population density was **754.63** p/km² .
If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+2.72%/yr), Melbourne population in 2023 would be 5 487 844.
[0]

↳ nearby SUA areas:

- Geelong

- Melton

- Bacchus Marsh

- Gisborne - Macedon

- Warragul - Drouin

- Not in any Significant Urban Area (Vic.)

- Geelong

- Melton

- Bacchus Marsh

- Gisborne - Macedon

- Warragul - Drouin

- Not in any Significant Urban Area (Vic.)

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

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

[2001-2002] **+1.52** %/Y

[2002-2003] **+1.52** %/Y

[2003-2004] **+1.35** %/Y

[2004-2005] **+1.51** %/Y

[2005-2006] **+1.67** %/Y

[2006-2007] **+1.43** %/Y

[2007-2008] **+2.33** %/Y

[2008-2009] **+2.53** %/Y

[2009-2010] **+1.80** %/Y

[2010-2011] **+1.51** %/Y

[2011-2012] **+2.27** %/Y

[2012-2013] **+2.42** %/Y

[2013-2014] **+2.42** %/Y

[2014-2015] **+2.44** %/Y

[2015-2016] **+2.78** %/Y

[2016-2017] **+2.72** %/Y

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about SUA 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.