Growth statistics

The official City of Melton total population is 173,072*

 

Summary of population growth 2018 - 2019

  • The City of Melton grew at 5.2 per cent and was the second fastest growing municipality in Victoria
  • Rockbank - Mount Cottrell area was Victoria's second fastest and Australia's third fastest growing locality
  • Population projections indicate that the City of Melton population will be more than 485,061 by 2051, making it larger than the size of Canberra today.

The distribution of population growth within the City of Melton during 2018 - 2019:

  • Rockbank - Mount Cottrell increased by 2,360 people or 36.6 per cent
  • Melton South increased by 2,076 people or 7.3 per cent
  • Hillside increased by 1,069 people or 4.4 per cent

 

Population Growth Snapshot 2018 - 2019*

    Year        Week        Day      
People 8177 157 22
 Families            2612 50 7
 Babies 2536 49 7

 


*Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 (released 25 March 2020)