List of places in Victoria by population

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Urban Centres are defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being a population cluster of 1,000 or more people. For statistical purposes, people living in Urban Centres are classified as urban. These figures represent the populations of the contiguous built-up areas of each city.

Looking south over Sturt Street and the CBD toward Bridge Mall from Ballarat Town Hall clock tower
Pall Mall and Charing Cross in 1909. Bendigo had become a bustling city with a large transport network.
Rank Urban Centre Population
2006 Census [1]
Population
2011 Census [2]
Steady1 Melbourne 3,371,888 3,707,530
Steady2 Geelong 137,220 143,921
Steady3 Ballarat 78,221 85,935
Steady4 Bendigo 76,051 82,794
Steady5 Shepparton-Mooroopna 38,773 42,741
Steady6 Melton 35,490 45,624
Steady7 Sunbury 29,566 33,062
Increase8 Pakenham 18,804 32,911
Decrease9 Mildura 30,016 31,361
Decrease10 Wodonga 29,710 31,605
Decrease11 Warrnambool 28,150 29,284
Decrease12 Traralgon 21,960 24,590
Steady13 Wangaratta 16,845 17,377
Increase14 Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads 14,125 16,093
Decrease15 Moe-Yallourn 15,582 15,292
Steady16 Horsham 14,125 15,292
Increase17 Bacchus Marsh 13,261 14,913
Decrease18 Morwell 13,399 13,691
Increase19 Torquay-Jan Juc 9,851 13,339
Increase20 Warragul 11,498 13,081
Decrease21 Sale 13,336 12,766
Decrease22 Echuca 12,358 12,613
Steady23 Bairnsdale 11,282 11,820
Steady24 Colac 10,857 11,415
Steady25 Lara 10,525 11,192
Steady26 Drysdale-Clifton Springs 10,217 10,927
Steady27 Portland 9,820 9,950
Steady28 Swan Hill 9,684 9,894
Increase29 Leopold 8,160 9,608
Increase30 Drouin 6,858 9,368
Decrease31 Hamilton 9,379 9,346
Decrease32 Benalla 9,129 9,328
Increase33 Castlemaine 7,248 9,124
Increase34 Gisborne 6,398 8,057
Decrease35 Healesville 7,355 7,993
Increase36 Wallan 5,410 7,811
Steady37 Wonthaggi 6,529 7,279
Decrease38 Maryborough 7,692 7,174
Decrease39 Ararat 7,169 7,024
Increase40 Yarrawonga 5,727 6,793
Increase41 Kilmore 4,721 6,142
Increase42 Lakes Entrance 5,548 5,965
Decrease43 Seymour 6,063 5,914
Decrease44 Stawell 5,877 5,734
Decrease45 Kyabram 5,623 5,642
Decrease46 Cobram 5,063 5,420
Increase47 Leongatha 4,504 4,894
Decrease48 Churchill 4,588 4,750
Steady49 Kyneton 4,286 4,460
Steady50 Cowes 4,215 4,310

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics - Urban Centre/Locality - 2006 Census
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics - Urban Centre/Locality - 2011 Census