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Resident and community profiles

Find out more about the population living in the City of Melbourne with data from the 2021 Census.

Visit the City of Melbourne Community ProfileOpens in new tab page. 

More information on how the Census is collected and Census data can be found on the Australian Bureau of StatisticsOpens in new tab website.

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Residents profiles

Population forecasts

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

Population and household forecasts are also updated biennially, estimating the current and future population in the city and its small areas.

Read more about City of Melbourne's population forecasts.

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Pedestrian Counting System

An automated network of sensors on pedestrian activity in the city.

Land use and employment

Information about land use, employment and economic activity.

Community profiles

Community profiles interactive visualisation

Updated profiles for specific communities and groups not covered in the community profiles will be added at a later date.

The previous interactive community profile with data from the 2016 Census as well as Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training (VET) data can be found at 2016 Community ProfilesOpens in new tab.


This visualisation is for information and communication purposes only. While care is taken to ensure the information is accurate and reliable, the City of Melbourne cannot guarantee this. Content is derived from a range of sources at various times and as such it may not be free from errors, omissions or inconsistencies. It is recommended that users exercise care with its use. The City of Melbourne takes no responsibility for inaccurate information and does not accept any liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss, damage or injury suffered as a result of reliance on this information.

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Open Data

Our online platform hosts more than 200 data sets available for everyone to access at no cost. 

our acknowledgement

  • Torres Strait Islander Flag
  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.