3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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VICTORIA

  • In 2016-17, nine of the ten SA2s with the largest population increases in Victoria were within Greater Melbourne. The outer south-eastern SA2 of Cranbourne East had the largest growth in terms of absolute numbers, increasing by 7,300 people. Large growth also occurred in the inner-city SA2 of Melbourne (4,600) and the outer western suburbs of Tarneit (3,300) and Truganina (3,000).
  • Greater Melbourne also contained the ten fastest-growing SA2s in Victoria. Mickleham - Yuroke, in Melbourne's outer north, was the fastest growing (35%), followed by Rockbank - Mount Cottrell (28%) in the outer west, and Cranbourne East (27%).
  • Of the SA2s outside of Greater Melbourne, those with the largest growth were Grovedale (1,800 people), a suburb of Geelong, Ocean Grove - Barwon Heads (1,200) on the Bellarine Peninsula, and Torquay (760) on the Surf Coast. The SA2s with the fastest growth were Grovedale (7.6%), Alfredton (5.7%) a suburb of Ballarat, and White Hills - Ascot (5.3%) a suburb of Bendigo.

SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, Victoria

ERP AT 30 JUNE
POPULATION CHANGE
2017p
2016pr-2017p
SA2 GCCSA
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

Cranbourne EastGreater Melbourne
34 164
7 338
27.4
MelbourneGreater Melbourne
46 104
4 631
11.2
TarneitGreater Melbourne
39 802
3 270
9.0
TruganinaGreater Melbourne
27 952
2 975
11.9
MerndaGreater Melbourne
19 708
2 440
14.1
Melton SouthGreater Melbourne
26 449
2 212
9.1
WollertGreater Melbourne
11 657
2 006
20.8
Craigieburn - WestGreater Melbourne
16 800
1 895
12.7
Beaconsfield - OfficerGreater Melbourne
15 451
1 829
13.4
GrovedaleRest of Vic
25 564
1 801
7.6

FASTEST GROWTH

Mickleham - YurokeGreater Melbourne
4 807
1 253
35.3
Rockbank - Mount CottrellGreater Melbourne
4 080
897
28.2
Cranbourne EastGreater Melbourne
34 164
7 338
27.4
WollertGreater Melbourne
11 657
2 006
20.8
DocklandsGreater Melbourne
13 701
1 757
14.7
MerndaGreater Melbourne
19 708
2 440
14.1
Beaconsfield - OfficerGreater Melbourne
15 451
1 829
13.4
Point Cook - EastGreater Melbourne
14 545
1 648
12.8
Craigieburn - WestGreater Melbourne
16 800
1 895
12.7
TruganinaGreater Melbourne
27 952
2 975
11.9




POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, Victoria - 2016-17

Image: Map showing Population Change by SA2, Victoria, 2016-17