Melbourne · Population

Question: What is the population of Melbourne? Answer: Melbourne, Australia (Administrative unit: Victoria) - last known population is ≈ 4 269 100 (year 2014). This was 18.072% of total Australia population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2011-2014 (+4.81%/year), Melbourne population in 2021 would be: 5 932 941*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1961-1971] +2.27 %/year
[1971-1981] +0.74 %/year
[1981-1996] +0.73 %/year
[1996-2001] +1.81 %/year
[2001-2006] +1.49 %/year
[2006-2011] +1.82 %/year
[2011-2014] +4.81 %/year


GPS coordinates: -37.814, 144.963

Local time in Melbourne: 21:21 Thursday GMT+11.

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Melbourne on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1961c, 1971c, 1981c, 1996c, 2001c, 2006c, 2011c, 2014e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Census of Population and Housing, 1981
• Hagan, Jim, ed. (1997). 14. The Emergence of Multicultural Wollongong. A History of Wollongong. The University of Wollongong Press. ISBN 0-86418-446-8.
1996 census of population and housing PDF
Population growth and turnover in Local Government Areas (LGAs), 2006 to 2011 Table. Australian Bureau of Statistics. DL: 2015-11-17
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).