Melbourne, Australia Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Melbourne, Australia metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Melbourne in 2019 is 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.
  • The population of Melbourne in 2016 was 4,541,000, a 2.51% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Australia
City Name Population
Melbourne 4,870,000
Sydney 4,859,000
Brisbane 2,372,000
Perth 2,016,000
Adelaide 1,328,000
Gold Coast-Tweed Head 687,000
Canberra 452,000
Newcastle-Maitland 447,000
Sunshine Coast 340,000
Central Coast 333,000
Wollongong 303,000
Melbourne - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%