The official City of Melton total population is 164,984*
Summary of population growth 2017 - 2018
- The City of Melton grew at 5.4 per cent and was the 3rd fastest growing municipality in Victoria.
- Rockbank - Mount Cottrell area was Australia's 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 2017 - 2018:
- Rockbank - Mount Cottrell increased by 2,405 people or 59 per cent.
- Melton South increased by 2,140 people or 8.1 per cent.
- Hillside increased by 1,238 people, or 5.4 per cent.
Population Growth Snapshot 2018 ^
*.id forecast City of Melton (January 2019)
^Council’s calculations are based on the data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18 (released March 2019)
^^Australian Bureau of Statistics Formal Geography