3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2015-16 Quality Declaration 
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VICTORIA

  • In 2015-16, the ten SA2s with the largest population increases in Victoria were all within Greater Melbourne. The outer northern SA2 of South Morang, and Cranbourne East in Melbourne's outer south-east, had the largest growth, both increasing by 5,000 people. Large growth also occurred in Craigieburn - Mickleham (4,500) in the outer north, and Point Cook (3,500) on the south-west coast.
  • Greater Melbourne also contained the ten fastest-growing SA2s in Victoria. Cranbourne East was the fastest growing (26%), followed by Beaconsfield - Officer (15%) in Melbourne's outer south-east, Truganina (14%) in the outer west, Docklands (13%) in the inner city and Laverton (12%) in the outer south-west.
  • Of the SA2s outside of Greater Melbourne, those with the largest growth were Grovedale (1,600 people), a suburb of Geelong, Ocean Grove - Barwon Heads (1,100) and Torquay (700), both on the Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong, and Alfredton (610), a suburb of Ballarat. The SA2s with the fastest growth were Grovedale (7.0%), Alfredton (5.9%) and Ocean Grove - Barwon Heads (4.9%).


SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, Victoria

ERP at 30 June
Population Change
2016p
2015r-2016p
SA2 GCCSA
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

South MorangGreater Melbourne
64 354
4 971
8.4
Cranbourne EastGreater Melbourne
23 901
4 956
26.2
Craigieburn - MicklehamGreater Melbourne
52 848
4 491
9.3
Point CookGreater Melbourne
50 774
3 512
7.4
EppingGreater Melbourne
42 236
3 226
8.3
TarneitGreater Melbourne
36 961
2 872
8.4
TruganinaGreater Melbourne
23 222
2 863
14.1
MelbourneGreater Melbourne
35 447
1 975
5.9
Melton SouthGreater Melbourne
24 341
1 831
8.1
Beaconsfield - OfficerGreater Melbourne
13 605
1 817
15.4

FASTEST GROWTH(a)

Cranbourne EastGreater Melbourne
23 901
4 956
26.2
Beaconsfield - OfficerGreater Melbourne
13 605
1 817
15.4
TruganinaGreater Melbourne
23 222
2 863
14.1
DocklandsGreater Melbourne
10 049
1 168
13.2
LavertonGreater Melbourne
8 696
902
11.6
Cranbourne WestGreater Melbourne
14 154
1 365
10.7
Greenvale - BullaGreater Melbourne
15 882
1 420
9.8
Craigieburn - MicklehamGreater Melbourne
52 848
4 491
9.3
TarneitGreater Melbourne
36 961
2 872
8.4
South MorangGreater Melbourne
64 354
4 971
8.4

(a) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2015.


POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, Victoria - 2015-16