3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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VICTORIA

In 2017-18:

  • The number of people living in Greater Melbourne increased by 119,400 (2.5%), while the number living outside the capital city increased by 19,600 people (1.3%).
  • Greater Melbourne's growth rate fell from 2.7% in 2016-17.

Largest growth areas: The Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) of Cranbourne East, in Melbourne's outer south-east (up by 7,300 people), followed by the inner-city SA2 of Melbourne (3,800) and Tarneit in the city's outer west (3,700).

Fastest growth areas: Rockbank - Mount Cottrell in Melbourne's outer west (59%), followed by Mickleham - Yuroke (52%) in the outer north, and Cranbourne East (21%).

Regional growth areas: Outside of Greater Melbourne, the Geelong suburb of Grovedale had both the largest (2,000 people) and fastest (7.7%) population increase.


SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, Victoria

ERP AT 30 JUNE
POPULATION CHANGE
2018
2017-2018
SA2 SA4
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

Cranbourne EastMelbourne - South East
41 381
7 251
21.2
MelbourneMelbourne - Inner
49 097
3 770
8.3
TarneitMelbourne - West
43 403
3 660
9.2
TruganinaMelbourne - West
30 249
2 616
9.5
Mickleham - YurokeMelbourne - North West
7 361
2 525
52.2
Rockbank - Mount CottrellMelbourne - West
6 455
2 405
59.4
WollertMelbourne - North East
13 723
2 220
19.3
SouthbankMelbourne - Inner
24 376
2 166
9.8
Melton SouthMelbourne - West
28 613
2 140
8.1
Beaconsfield - OfficerMelbourne - South East
17 577
2 131
13.8

FASTEST GROWTH(a)

Rockbank - Mount CottrellMelbourne - West
6 455
2 405
59.4
Mickleham - YurokeMelbourne - North West
7 361
2 525
52.2
Cranbourne EastMelbourne - South East
41 381
7 251
21.2
WollertMelbourne - North East
13 723
2 220
19.3
Beaconsfield - OfficerMelbourne - South East
17 577
2 131
13.8
Point Cook - EastMelbourne - West
16 025
1 534
10.6
Craigieburn - WestMelbourne - North West
18 556
1 759
10.5
SouthbankMelbourne - Inner
24 376
2 166
9.8
MerndaMelbourne - North East
21 488
1 871
9.5
TruganinaMelbourne - West
30 249
2 616
9.5

(a) Excludes SA2s with less than 1,000 people at June 2017.

POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, Victoria - 2017-18
Image: Map showing Population Change by SA2, Victoria, 2017-18