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City of Boroondara

Population and dwellings

174,787

ABS Estimated Resident Population 2015*

The Census usual resident population of the City of Boroondara in 2011 was 159,181, living in 65,164 dwellings with an average household size of 2.59.

There are a number of different ways of measuring the population of an area, all of which give an insight into the size of the place and its rate of growth over different time periods. The Census counts people where they are on the night of the Census (enumerated population) and also by where they usually live (usual residence). Both these populations are useful and form the basis for a range of characteristics collected in the Census.

However, the most accurate count of the total population is Estimated Resident Population, which factors in an estimate of those missed in the Census and those who were overseas on Census night. It is usually higher than either Census count, and is also updated annually after the Census, providing preliminary estimates for up to 5 years.

This page provides the three population counts for the City of Boroondara at the last Census, with comparisons to previous Census years for the Census counts only. The current estimate for the City of Boroondara at the most recent year available is shown at the top of the page. This figure is a preliminary estimate only and is subject to review after the next Census data are released. Please use with caution.

Also included are a range of sub-population groups and key statistics from the Census (usual resident) population, such as citizens, employed persons and Indigenous population.

These figures all provide the context for the size of the population and growth rate within the City of Boroondara and should be looked at in conjunction with other basic demographic information, such as Age Structure, Dwelling Type and Household Size.

The data on this page are sourced from a variety of different tables and designed to give a range of population and dwelling numbers for the area.

Population
City of Boroondara - Total persons20112006Change
PopulationNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Estimated Resident Population167,062----159,605----+7,457
Usual Resident Population159,181----154,453----+4,728
Enumerated Population156,658----151,486----+5,172

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Selected sub-population categories
City of Boroondara - Total persons (Usual resident)20112006Change
Population groupNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Population over 15131,42982.681.5126,59482.081.0+4,835
Employed population80,29195.594.577,01196.194.7+3,280
Males76,50048.149.273,93447.949.0+2,566
Females82,68151.950.880,51952.151.0+2,162
Australian citizens134,89384.783.0132,13485.584.6+2,759
Eligible voters (citizens aged 18+)103,85565.263.6101,19165.564.3+2,664
Overseas visitors (enumerated)1,972----1,540----+432
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population2250.10.51710.10.4+54

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Dwellings
City of Boroondara20112006Change
DwellingsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total dwellings65,164100.0100.063,090100.0100.0+2,074
Occupied private dwellings59,59391.591.258,20792.391.7+1,386
Population in non-private dwellings4,194----3,774----+420
Average household size (persons per dwelling)2.59--2.622.56--2.60+0.02

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

*Note that this is an experimental estimate based on ERP at the SA1 level. It is subject to review after the next Census data release and may not match .id's population forecasts.