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Population of Melbourne

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 2020 would be 5 062 683. [0]


Melbourne historical population from 2001 to 2017 [4] [3]

Australian population

↳ nearby SUA areas:
- Geelong
- Melton
- Bacchus Marsh
- Gisborne - Macedon
- Warragul - Drouin
- Not in any Significant Urban Area (Vic.)

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 %:

[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


Sources, more info:

[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.

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