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Small area demographic profile reports

The City of Melbourne's demographic profiles detail the diversity of suburbs in the municipality. While the Council has approximately 15 suburbs within its border, for the purposes of reporting, the local government area has been divided into 18 small areas contained within 10 reports.

Utilising Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census data, each small area demographic profile broadly covers the following topics:

  • overview of defining features, recent history and local environment
  • demographic profile (Census of population and housing)
  • social profile (Census of population and housing)
  • land use and business activity (Census of Land Use and Employment – CLUE)
  • housing (Census of population and housing and CLUE)
  • workforce (Census of population and housing and CLUE)
  • summary of future outlook (development activity and residential population forecasts).

2013 reports

Small area Report Infographic
Carlton PDF (1.2MB)
Word – text only (234kb)
PDF (2.2MB)
Docklands PDF (1.2MB)
Word – text only (237kb) 
PDF (2.2MB)
East Melbourne PDF (1.1MB)
Word – text only (238kb) 
PDF (2.2MB)
Kensington PDF (971kb)
Word – text only (237kb) 
PDF (2.1MB)
Melbourne Central Business District and Remainder PDF (1.2MB)
Word – text only (238kb)
PDF (2.3MB)
North Melbourne PDF (1.2MB)
Word – text only (240kb) 
PDF (2.2MB)
Parkville PDF (1.2MB)
Word – text only (255kb) 
PDF (2.2MB)
Southbank PDF (1.2MB)
Word – text only (240kb) 
PDF (2.2MB)
South Yarra (West) PDF (1.2MB) 
Word – text only (242kb)
PDF (2.2MB)
West Melbourne PDF (1.1MB)
Word – text only (303kb) 
PDF (2.2MB)

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Topical demographic profile reports

In addition to the general demographic profile for each geographic small area, City Research publishes demographic reports for various topics of interest in the City of Melbourne. They include demographic reports based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census and a tertiary student profile report based data sourced from  the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

The following reports will be available here soon:

  • 2014 Highrise Apartment Dwellers Profile
  • 2014 Families with Children Profile
  • Analysis of Population and Housing
Topical demographic profile Report
Census 2006 to 2011: Key changes in the City of Melbourne 2013 PDF (1.1MB) 
Multicultural Community Profile 2013 Report (PDF, 1.4MB) 
Appendix (PDF, 2.7MB)
Older People Profile 2013 PDF (712kb)
Workers Profile 2013

PDF (1.1MB) 

Younger People Profile 2014

PDF (760kb) 

Volunteers Profile 2014

PDF (975kb) 

Student and Education Profile 2014

PDF (627kb)

Families with Children Profile 2006

PDF (800kb) 
Word (2.5MB)

Contact City of Melbourne if you require text only versions of these documents.

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Population forecast

Each year the City of Melbourne publishes updated residential population estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Additionally, a population and household forecast is updated biennially estimating the current and future population in the city and its small areas.

View City of Melbourne's population and housing forecast

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Community Satisfaction Survey

Every year a sample of Victorian residents are surveyed about the performance of their local government on behalf of the Victorian Government. City of Melbourne participates in this survey which helps us meet reporting requirements to State Government as well as informing us of areas for improvement.

View the results:
2015 survey of City of Melbourne residents (PDF 1.1MB)
2015 survey of City of Melbourne residents (Word 4.7MB)

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