Population of Melbourne 2019 - Australia (VIC)

"City of culture"

The population of  Melbourne in 2019,  is a very diverse city with a population of over 4.8 million people in the greater Melbourne area. However, urban centers around Melbourne increase these figures greatly.  In 2018 CNN ranked Melbourne the 2th most livable city in the world. Included in the list are Sydney (5th) and Adelaide (10th). The reason for the high ranking is because of the high quality of life Australian residence have.  


The official estimation of the Greater Melbourne  population as of June 2018 is 4,963,349
people. This is up by 119,421 from 2017 – 2018. (Government Statistics


Other populated areas in New South Wales

RankSignificant Urban AreasPopulation
6Mildura – Wentworth51,473
7Shepparton – Mooroopna51,142
8Traralgon – Morwell41,626
9Warragul – Drouin36,538
11Bacchus Marsh21,636
12Gisborne – Macedon21,501
13Echuca – Moama20,851
15Moe – Newborough16,726
20Swan Hill11,061

Religious affiliation

The top response for religious affiliation  was “No Religion” at 31%, closely followed by “Catholic” at 23.4% of the Greater Melbourne population. Compared to the rest of Australia Melbourne has a higher percentage of “No Religion”.  This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census. View our article on Types of religion in Australia.  


The Greater Melbourne Population has a variety of occupations, but nearly a quarter of the population are “professionals” at 25%. The next highest occupation is “clerical and administrative workers” at 13.9% which is only slightly higher than the Australian average of 13.6%.  This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census

Melbourne - Victoria

Melbourne station, Victoria

Melbourne is a very culturally diverse city, with art around every corner. It’s said to be a more European than city than Sydney and has a much colder climate.  

Demographic - Male & Female

The Greater Melbourne population is split by 51% female and 49% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. 


2,285,616 Females


2,199,597 Males

Median Age

The Greater Melbourne’s populations median age is 36 years old. The biggest age group is 30-34 year olds at 8.2% of the greater Melbourne population (367,913 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census

36 Years old

Median weekly household income

The Greater Melbourne population has an average weekly household income of $1,542. However, the average personal income was $673 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. 

$1,542 a week

Median weekly rent

The Greater Melbourne  population pays on average $350 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.7 in MEL. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census

$350 a week

States and territories population

States and TerritoriesPopulation March 2019
Percentage change over 2017-18
New south Wales7,988,2411.5%
South Australia1,736,4220.7%
Western Australia2,595,1920.8%
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. 

Facts about Melbourne

  • Melbourne is the fox capital of the world with 6 -23 fox’s per square km in the urban areas.
  • Melbourne’s tram system is the largest in the world. 
  • The Australian Mint is located in Melbourne, Victoria and printed the world’s first plastic polymer note. 
  • Melbourne was originally called Batmania after one of the foundering fathers “John Batman”  


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