Melbourne, Australia Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Melbourne, Australia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Melbourne in 2020 is 4,968,000, a 2.01% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Melbourne in 2019 was 4,870,000, a 2.08% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Melbourne in 2018 was 4,771,000, a 2.51% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Melbourne in 2017 was 4,654,000, a 2.49% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Australia
City Name Population
Melbourne 4,968,000
Sydney 4,926,000
Brisbane 2,406,000
Perth 2,042,000
Adelaide 1,336,000
Gold Coast-Tweed Head 699,000
Canberra 457,000
Newcastle-Maitland 450,000
Sunshine Coast 347,000
Central Coast 335,000
Wollongong 305,000
Melbourne - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 4,968,000 2.01%
2019 4,870,000 2.08%
2018 4,771,000 2.51%
2017 4,654,000 2.49%
2016 4,541,000 2.51%
2015 4,430,000 2.50%
2014 4,322,000 2.49%
2013 4,217,000 2.50%
2012 4,114,000 2.52%
2011 4,013,000 2.06%
2010 3,932,000 2.05%
2009 3,853,000 2.07%
2008 3,775,000 2.05%
2007 3,699,000 2.07%
2006 3,624,000 1.43%
2005 3,573,000 1.45%
2004 3,522,000 1.44%
2003 3,472,000 1.43%
2002 3,423,000 1.42%
2001 3,375,000 0.42%
2000 3,361,000 0.42%
1999 3,347,000 0.42%
1998 3,333,000 0.42%
1997 3,319,000 0.42%
1996 3,305,000 0.67%
1995 3,283,000 0.71%
1994 3,260,000 0.68%
1993 3,238,000 0.65%
1992 3,217,000 0.69%
1991 3,195,000 1.30%
1990 3,154,000 1.28%
1989 3,114,000 1.27%
1988 3,075,000 1.28%
1987 3,036,000 1.30%
1986 2,997,000 0.94%
1985 2,969,000 0.95%
1984 2,941,000 0.96%
1983 2,913,000 0.97%
1982 2,885,000 0.94%
1981 2,858,000 0.67%
1980 2,839,000 0.67%
1979 2,820,000 0.68%
1978 2,801,000 0.65%
1977 2,783,000 0.69%
1976 2,764,000 1.17%
1975 2,732,000 1.19%
1974 2,700,000 1.16%
1973 2,669,000 1.18%
1972 2,638,000 1.19%
1971 2,607,000 4.32%
1970 2,499,000 4.34%
1969 2,395,000 4.31%
1968 2,296,000 4.36%
1967 2,200,000 4.31%
1966 2,109,000 1.98%
1965 2,068,000 1.97%
1964 2,028,000 2.01%
1963 1,988,000 1.95%
1962 1,950,000 1.99%
1961 1,912,000 3.30%
1960 1,851,000 3.29%
1959 1,792,000 3.29%
1958 1,735,000 3.27%
1957 1,680,000 3.32%
1956 1,626,000 3.30%
1955 1,574,000 3.28%
1954 1,524,000 3.46%
1953 1,473,000 3.44%
1952 1,424,000 3.41%
1951 1,377,000 3.38%
1950 1,332,000 0.00%