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Greater Melbourne

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of Greater Melbourne as of the 30th June 2016, is 4,725,316.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL Australia population for 2016. For areas within Australia, the ERP is not an official count but an experimental estimate which is subject to review after the next Census.

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive population count available in Australia is derived from the Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every five years. However the Census count is generally an under-estimate of the actual population, due to people missed in the Census and people overseas on Census night. To provide a more accurate population figure which is updated more frequently than every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics also produces "Estimated Resident Population" (ERP) numbers for Australia. Estimates for areas within Australia are based on aggregates of SA1s derived from population distributions applicable at the 2011 Census. Actual populations may vary slightly where population growth has not been uniform since the previous Census.

See data notes for a detailed explanation of different population types, how they are calculated and when to use each one.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Greater Melbourne
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
20063,760,760----
20073,841,760+81,000+2.15
20083,931,438+89,678+2.33
20094,031,787+100,349+2.55
20104,105,857+74,070+1.84
20114,169,366+63,509+1.55
20124,268,835+99,469+2.39
20134,374,921+106,086+2.49
20144,485,133+110,212+2.52
20154,599,141+114,008+2.54
20164,725,316+126,175+2.74

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Australia: 4,725,316 2015, Australia: 4,599,141 2014, Australia: 4,485,133 2013, Australia: 4,374,921 2012, Australia: 4,268,835 2011, Australia: 4,169,366 2010, Australia: 4,105,857 2009, Australia: 4,031,787 2008, Australia: 3,931,438 2007, Australia: 3,841,760 2006, Australia: 3,760,760
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Percentage change: +2.7% 2015, Percentage change: +2.5% 2014, Percentage change: +2.5% 2013, Percentage change: +2.5% 2012, Percentage change: +2.4% 2011, Percentage change: +1.5% 2010, Percentage change: +1.8% 2009, Percentage change: +2.6% 2008, Percentage change: +2.3% 2016, Change in number: +126,175 2015, Change in number: +114,008 2014, Change in number: +110,212 2013, Change in number: +106,086 2012, Change in number: +99,469 2011, Change in number: +63,509 2010, Change in number: +74,070 2009, Change in number: +100,349 2008, Change in number: +89,678 2007, Change in number: +81,000
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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