List of places in Victoria by population

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This is a list of places in the Australian state of Victoria by population.

Urban centres are defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being a population cluster of 1,000 or more people. The below figures broadly represent the populations of the contiguous built-up areas of each city.[1]

Melbourne, the most populated city in Victoria.
Looking east 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[2] 2011 census[3] 2016 census[4]
1 Melbourne 3,375,341 3,707,530 4,196,201
2 Geelong 135,965 143,921 157,103
3 Ballarat 77,766 85,936 93,761
4 Bendigo 75,420 82,795 92,384
5 Melton 35,194 45,625 54,455
6 Shepparton - Mooroopna 38,247 42,742 46,194
7 Wodonga 29,538 31,605 35,131
8 Sunbury 29,071 33,062 34,425
Pakenham 18,621 32,913 N/A[note 1]
9 Mildura 30,761 31,363 33,445
10 Warrnambool 28,015 29,286 30,707
11 Traralgon 21,474 24,590 25,482
12 Wangaratta 16,732 17,376 18,567
13 Ocean Grove - Barwon Heads 13,701 16,091 18,208
14 Bacchus Marsh 13,046 14,914 17,303
15 Torquay - Jan Juc 9,463[note 2] 13,336 16,942
16 Horsham 13,945 15,261 16,792
17 Moe - Newborough 15,159[note 3] 15,293 15,062
18 Warragul 11,333 13,081 14,274
19 Morwell 13,399 13,689 13,540
20 Sale 13,090 12,764 13,507
21 Lara 10,312 11,192 13,327
22 Bairnsdale 11,033 11,820 12,950
23 Echuca 12,399 12,611 12,902
24 Drysdale - Clifton Springs 9,880 10,929 12,483
25 Colac 10,560 11,416 11,890
26 Drouin 6,656 9,369 11,889
27 Leopold 7,937 9,608 11,882
28 Swan Hill 9,705 9,894 10,603
29 Portland 9,708 9,950 10,059
30 Castlemaine 7,082 9,124 9,933
31 Gisborne 6,285 8,056 9,822
32 Benalla 8,951 9,328 9,296
33 Hamilton 9,493 9,344 8,892
34 Wallan 5,321 7,810 8,521
35 Healesville 7,216 7,992 8,483
36 Wonthaggi 6,362 7,279 7,917
37 Yarrawonga 5,727 6,793 7,847
38 Maryborough 7,549 7,174 7,495
39 Kilmore 4,699 6,142 6,953
40 Ararat 7,066 7,023 6,924
41 Portarlington - St Leonards 4,947[note 4] 6,069[note 4] 6,883
42 Lakes Entrance 5,644 5,967 6,071
43 Kyabram 5,378 5,643 5,899
44 Seymour 5,915 5,915 5,842
45 Stawell 5,755 5,737 5,521
46 Cobram 4,995 5,420 5,376
47 Leongatha 4,306 4,894 5,117
48 Inverloch 3,532 4,456 5,066
49 Bannockburn 2,426 3,512 4,997
50 Cowes 4,137 4,310 4,944
Notes
  1. ^ Due to increased residential development in Officer, which previously provided a non-urban buffer between Pakenham and the rest of the Melbourne metropolitan area, Pakenham began to be counted as part of the greater Melbourne urban centre starting from the 2016 census.
  2. ^ This figure is for Torquay only.
  3. ^ This figure is for Moe - Yallourn.
  4. ^ a b This figure is the sum of the populations of Portarlington, Indented Head and St Leonards, which were treated as three neighbouring but distinct urban centres prior to the 2016 census.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urban Centre and Locality - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics TableBuilder: 2006 Census - Persons in Dwellings - persons counted by Urban Centres/Localities
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics TableBuilder: 2011 Census - Persons and Relationships - persons counted by Urban Centres and Localities
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics TableBuilder: 2016 Census - Cultural Diversity - Persons (Place of Usual Residence) counted by Urban Centres and Localities