Melbourne, Australia Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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 metro area population of Melbourne in 2020 is 4,968,000, a 2.01% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Melbourne in 2019 was 4,870,000, a 2.08% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Melbourne in 2018 was 4,771,000, a 2.51% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area 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%