3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Population change

Greater Melbourne increased by 113,500 people (2.3%) to reach 5.08 million, the rest of the state increased by 20,500 (1.4%).

The areas with the largest growth were:

    • Cranbourne East (up by 7,800 people) in Melbourne's outer south-east
    • Mickleham - Yuroke (3,900) in Melbourne's outer north
    • Tarneit (3,300) in Melbourne's outer west

The areas with the highest growth rates were:
    • Mickleham - Yuroke (53%)
    • Rockbank - Mount Cottrell (37%) in Melbourne's outer west
    • Cranbourne East (19%)

Components of population change
    • Tarneit had the largest natural increase (960 people).
    • Cranbourne East had the largest net internal migration gain (6,500 people).
    • Inner-city Melbourne had the largest net overseas migration gain (3,400 people).

Centre of population

The centre for Victoria:
    • was in the suburb of Coburg North at June 2019, north of Melbourne’s central business district
    • moved 200 metres south over 2018-19, towards Melbourne's central business district

The centre for Melbourne:
    • was in the suburb of Malvern at June 2019, near the Monash Freeway
    • moved 100 metres west over 2018-19, reflecting strong housing development in Melbourne's outer west

Population density

The areas with the highest density at June 2019 were:
    • inner-city Melbourne (21,900 people per sq km)
    • the inner suburbs of Carlton (13,600) and South Yarra - East (10,000)