What is the usual resident population of Victoria?

The usual resident population of Victoria grew by 421,620 persons between the 2006 and 2011 censuses to reach 5,354,042 persons. This is considerably greater than the population growth for Victoria between 2001 and 2006, which was 271,431 persons.

How was Victoria's growth split between metropolitan Melbourne, regional cities and the remainder of regional Victoria (the 38 rural and regional local government areas)?

Between the 2006 and 2011 censuses, 82.5 per cent of Victoria's population growth was in metropolitan Melbourne (the 31 metropolitan local government areas), 10.0 per cent was in Victoria's ten regional cities, and 7.6 per cent was in the remainder of regional Victoria (the 38 regional and rural local government areas).

Metropolitan Melbourne's population increased by 347,632 between 2006 and 2011, compared with 225,422 between 2001 and 2006.

Which Local Government Area (LGA) in Victoria has the largest population?

In Victoria, the LGA with the largest population was the City of Casey. It grew from 213,561 in 2006, to 251,324 in 2011.

How have Melbourne's Growth Area Councils grown between the 2006 and 2011 censuses?

Between the 2006 and 2011 censuses, Melbourne's Growth Area councils (City of Casey, Cardinia Shire Council, Hume City Council, Shire of Melton, City of Whittlesea, and Wyndham City Council) grew by 183,726 people. This represented 50 per cent of metropolitan Melbourne's total population growth.

The average annual population growth rate of the Growth Area councils was 4.6 per cent between 2006 and 2011, compared to Melbourne's 1.9 per cent.

What share of metropolitan Melbourne's total population do the growth areas hold?

In 2006, the Growth Area councils represented 20 per cent of metropolitan Melbourne's total population. In 2011, they were home to 23 per cent.

What share of regional Victoria's growth was in the ten regional cities?

Between 2006 and 2011 censuses, 56.8 per cent of regional Victoria's population growth was in the ten regional cities, compared with 43.2 per cent in the remaining 38 rural and regional local government areas (LGAs) in regional Victoria.

What was the population and growth rates of the ten regional cities at the 2011 census?

Between 2006 and 2011, all regional cities experienced population growth. In relation to growth rates, with the exception of Ballarat (1.9 per cent), the regional cities had growth rates below the Victorian average of 1.7 per cent per annum between 2006 and 2011. The large regional cities of Greater Geelong (1.3 per cent) and Greater Bendigo (1.5 per cent), along with Wodonga (1.5 per cent) and Greater Shepparton (1.2 per cent), had higher growth rates than the average for regional Victoria generally (1.1 per cent).

What is the proportion of children aged 17 or under in Growth Areas?

Children aged 17 or under represented 27 per cent of Growth Area population, compared to 22 per cent for metropolitan Melbourne's, and 11 per cent for inner Melbourne.

What is the usual resident population of inner Melbourne (Melbourne, Port Phillip and Yarra LGA's, and the Prahran part of the City of Stonnington)?

The usual resident population of inner Melbourne increased by 35,251 persons (or 2.5 per cent per annum) between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. This compares with an average growth rate of 1.9 per cent per annum for metropolitan Melbourne (the 31 LGAs) and 1.7 per cent per annum for Victoria as a whole.

What is inner Melbourne's share of metropolitan Melbourne's population?

In 2006, inner Melbourne had 7.5% of metropolitan Melbourne's population. In 2011, this increased slightly to 7.8%.