Population of Geelong, Australia 2019 (Victoria)

The population of Geelong in 2019,  is a very diverse city with a population of over 250,000 people in the Geelong significant urban area. The main towns included in the Geelong significant urban area are Drysdale, Queenscliff, Ocean Grove and Torquay. Geelong is a port side city just a short distance from Melbourne and the Great Ocean road. The City is also the 2nd most populated city in Victoria. 

268,277

The official estimation of Geelong’s population is 268,277 people as of the last Government estimate in June 2018. 3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia Estimated Resident Population, Significant Urban Areas, Australia (Government Statistics

 

Other populated areas in Victoria

RankSignificant Urban AreasPopulation
1Melbourne4,850,740
2Geelong260,138
3Ballarat103,481
4Bendigo97,096
5Melton65,423
6Mildura – Wentworth51,473
7Shepparton – Mooroopna51,142
8Traralgon – Morwell41,626
9Warragul – Drouin36,538
10Warrnambool34,912
11Bacchus Marsh21,636
12Gisborne – Macedon21,501
13Echuca – Moama20,851
14Wangaratta19,067
15Moe – Newborough16,726
16Horsham16,426
17Bairnsdale15,155
18Sale14,826
19Colac12,465
20Swan Hill11,061
21Portland10,937

Industry of employment

The Population of Geelong has a variety of jobs, but a large percentage of the population are “Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) workers” at 5.3%. The next highest industry of employment is “Supermarket and Grocery Stores” at 2.7% which is higher than the Australian average of 2.4%.  This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census in 2016

Religious affiliation

The top response for religious affiliation  was “No Religion” at 34.4%, followed by “Catholic” at 25.2% of Geelong’s population. Overall, this data shows that Geelong is not a religious city, which is similar to the other major cities in Australia. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census in 2016. View our article on types of religion in Australia.  

Geelong, Victoria

Demographic - Male & Female

The Geelong population is split by 51.5% female and 48.5% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census in 2016. 

51.5%

127,382 Females

48.5%

120,081 Males

Median Age

Geelong’s population median age is 39 years old. The biggest age group is 40-44 year olds at 6.7% of the Geelong Significant urban area population ( 16,580 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census 2016

39 Years old

Median weekly household income

The population of Geelong has an average weekly household income of $1,288. However, the average personal income was $617 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census 2016. 

$1,288 a week

Median weekly rent

The population of Geelong pays on average $290 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.5 in . This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census 2016

$290 a week

States and territories population

States and TerritoriesPopulation March 2019
Percentage change over 2017-18
New south Wales7,988,2411.5%
Victoria6,460,6752.2%
Queensland5,011,2161.7%
South Australia1,736,4220.7%
Western Australia2,595,1920.8%
Tasmania528,2011.1%
Australian Capital Territory420,9602.2%
Northern Territory247,327-0.1%
*Total Australian Population24,899,1001.6%

*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island. 

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  • Along the waterfront every, Baywalk Bollard tells a story about a person or incident. In fact there are 111 Bollards scattered around.  

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