The official City of Melton total population is 156,044*
Summary of population growth 2016/2017
- During 2016 - 17, the City of Melton had the third fastest (5.0 per cent) and the sixth largest (7,147) growth in Victoria.
- Between 2008 and 2017, the estimated residential population of the City increased from 92,552 to 148,896 (56,344) or by 61 per cent.
- Population projections indicate that the City's population will be more than 477,900 by 2051, making it almost the size of Canberra today.
The distribution of population growth within the City of Melton during 2016/2017:
- Melton South increased by 2,212 people or 9.1 percent
- Hillside increased by 1,602 people, or 5 percent
- Rockbank Mount Cottrell^^ increased by 897 people or 28.2 percent
Population Growth Snapshot 2016/2017 ^
*Council’s calculations are based on the data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016/2017 (as of 30 June 2018)
^Council’s calculations are based on the data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016/2017 (released 24 April 2018)
^^Australian Bureau of Statistics Formal Geography