World Population

Victoria Population

Victoria is a state in southeast Australia. It's popular for mountains, national parks, wineries and surfing beaches. Victoria population in 2021 is estimated to be 6.7 million. It is the second smallest state with a land area of 227,444 sq. km (87,817 sq. mi) and the most densely populated state in Australia (28 per sq. km). Victoria is bordered with New South Wales to the north and South Australia to the west, and is bounded by the Bass Strait, which separates it from the island state of Tasmania to the south, the Great Australian Bight portion of the Southern Ocean to the southwest, and the Tasman Sea, which is a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean to the southeast. Before British colonisation of Australia, many Aboriginal peoples lived in the area now known as Victoria. Victoria State is famous for the Great Ocean Road, a stretch of road that takes in some of the most stunning coastline, national parks, and towns. Victoria is abbreviated as Vic., like Queensland, was named after Queen Victoria, who had been on the British throne for 14 years when the colony was established in 1851. More than 75% of Victorians live in Melbourne, located in the state's south. The greater Melbourne metropolitan area is home to an estimated 4.8 million people.


Cities

Victoria Urban centres are defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being a population cluster of 1,000 or more people. Victoria is Australia's most urbanised state: nearly 90% of residents living in cities and towns. Below is the list of places in the state of Victoria. Melbourne is the most populous city in the Victoria state of Australia. Geelong is Victoria's second largest city and is the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula with its bay and ocean beaches, followed by Ballarat, Bendigo and Melton.

RankPlace2011 Census2016 Census
1Melbourne3,707,5304,196,201
2Geelong143,921157,103
3Ballarat85,93693,761
4Bendigo82,79592,384
5Melton45,62554,455
6Mildura31,36333,445
7Shepparton - Mooroopna42,74246,194
8Wodonga31,60535,131
9Sunbury33,06234,425
10Warrnambool29,28630,707
11Traralgon24,59025,482
12Wangaratta17,37618,567
13Ocean Grove - Barwon Heads16,09118,208
14Bacchus Marsh14,91417,303
15Torquay - Jan Juc13,33616,942
16Horsham15,26115,630
17Moe - Newborough15,29315,062
18Warragul13,08114,274
19Morwell13,68913,540
20Sale12,76413,507


Religions

Christianity is the popular religion in Victoria State with 2.8 million, 1.8 million follows with no religion, 181,938 follows Buddhism, 134,939 follows Hinduism, 197,030 follows Islam and 52,762 follows Sikhism.

ReligionsPopulation
Buddhism181,938
Christianity:
Anglican530,710
Assyrian Apostolic2,738
Baptist77,469
Brethren3,781
Catholic1,377,134
Churches of Christ10,876
Eastern Orthodox204,587
Jehovah's Witnesses14,630
Latter-day Saints11,713
Lutheran27,902
Oriental Orthodox15,834
Other Protestant21,708
Pentecostal53,284
Presbyterian and Reformed117,036
Salvation Army10,284
Seventh-day Adventist10,605
Uniting Church197,572
Christianity, nfd146,441
Other Christian4,870
Total2,839,154
Hinduism134,939
Islam197,030
Judaism42,257
Other Religions:
Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions406
Sikhism52,762
Other Religious Groups19,381
Total72,549
Other Beliefs
No Religion, so described1,876,738
Secular Beliefs16,753
Other Spiritual Beliefs9,313
Total1,902,807
Religious affiliation not stated555,956


Ethnic groups

This list of ancestries consists of the most common 30 Ancestry responses reported in the 2016 Census. By ancestry the Victoria ethnic population are 29.3% are English descendants, native of England, 27.5% are Australian, 9.6% are Irish, 8.2% are Scottish, 6.1% are Chinese, 5.8% are Italian, 3.3% are Indian, 3.2% are German, 2.8% are Greek and 1.8% are Vietnamese. 7,081 people, identified as Indigenous Australians (Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders) in 2016.

EthnicPopulation
Australian1,653,291
Australian Aboriginal7,081
Chinese370,644
Croatian43,137
Dutch97,690
English1,769,214
Filipino68,314
French32,790
German201,850
Greek170,451
Hungarian23,092
Indian209,257
Irish597,249
Italian352,711
Korean17,848
Lebanese46,334
Macedonian43,582
Maltese73,875
Maori20,969
New Zealander39,565
Polish56,548
Russian24,701
Scottish492,281
Serbian23,542
South African21,915
Spanish27,012
Sri Lankan58,592
Turkish37,631
Vietnamese108,142
Welsh29,288
Others696,359
Ancestry not stated393,525
According to 2016 Census stats, Country of Birth and total number of persons in Victoria State.
NationalPopulation
Afghanistan18,116
Australia3,845,510
Bangladesh7,829
Bosnia and Herzegovina8,487
Cambodia13,587
Canada8,967
Chile7,416
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)160,652
Croatia15,486
Egypt13,282
England171,443
Fiji10,825
France7,144
Germany26,308
Greece47,240
Hong Kong (SAR of China)21,642
India169,802
Indonesia17,805
Iran16,627
Iraq18,637
Ireland15,615
Italy70,527
Japan8,515
South Korea14,797
Lebanon16,684
Malaysia50,049
Malta17,873
Mauritius11,812
Myanmar10,973
Nepal9,390
Netherlands19,813
New Zealand93,253
Northern Ireland5,748
Pakistan21,125
Papua New Guinea2,611
Philippines51,290
Poland14,706
Scotland26,073
Singapore16,063
South Africa27,184
South Eastern Europe8,061
Sri Lanka55,830
Taiwan9,900
Thailand15,979
Republic of Macedonia(The Former Yugoslav )17,631
Turkey15,744
United States of America19,695
Vietnam80,787
Wales4,689
Zimbabwe4,694
Born elsewhere181,813
Country of Birth Not stated400,856
The following are the country of birth of person by year of arrival in Victoria State:
NationalBefore 19461946-19551956-19651966-19751976-19851986-19951996-20052006-20102011-2016Not StatedTotal
Canada25632919408891,0621,7121,2932,4192748,967
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)632989557172,56516,70229,09936,34266,5637,352160,652
Croatia243132,9577,3836891,4931,72815423451115,486
Egypt249262,1332,4107001,9441,6541,3551,75339213,282
Fiji16551083321,0263,1902,5921,7041,51229410,825
Germany2048,0045,4842,6391,9731,3472,1601,5492,04091526,308
Greece1053,66219,57215,7181,9181,0666083152,3961,87147,240
Hong Kong (SAR of China)40662999192,6976,2304,2462,2804,19366721,642
India604854795,2803,1738,94126,62860,47859,2894,984169,802
Indonesia282092243808341,7325,2542,9845,74541317,805
Iran324211826331,4041,7312,8789,33641716,627
Iraq03161013552,2745,5323,9215,93449218,637
Ireland395081,2372,3391,2262,0671,6392,3913,75740715,615
Italy43015,62628,36414,1161,9958761,0609823,5163,55070,527
Japan395831893689302,2571,4712,5725388,515
Korea, Republic of (South)306613379503,3484,2445,10874214,797
Lebanon71204903,2163,7083,1832,3021,5111,43371716,684
Malaysia54845972,3265,5508,6568,4358,09114,6911,56650,049
Malta394,5966,8423,4151,30639725117713671417,873
Netherlands206,6606,3091,5641,46859593166789170119,813
New Zealand2264811,4075,03911,20312,52021,09414,70122,8723,71393,253
Pakistan018331482679312,8484,56211,78754121,125
Philippines1125896414,46411,6058,63310,92913,4381,46251,290
Poland1831,7621,8671,0513,8983,2671,04953368441514,706
Singapore32342087231,0791,9403,9813,0904,56041316,063
South Africa25714551,2553,7663,9497,6805,2374,26147927,184
Sri Lanka182239163,7022,85910,04610,04013,07613,7321,22355,830
Thailand04201508961,6882,8253,9565,57286415,979
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia162421,2087,8812,0452,7531,59163166160017,631
Turkey3381244,7322,5353,2612,2961,0511,13056915,744
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man(e) 1,14016,18135,81848,72122,45417,53321,32818,79720,9886,823209,769
United States of America231713911,8191,6342,2143,9723,0985,70767619,695
Vietnam4164441921,70323,5829,9449,09912,8233,15080,787
Zimbabwe0773893913191,1801,5301,017764,694
Born elsewhere(f)4807,88412,10128,30227,11344,07352,38344,64368,3699,980295,334


Literacy

Below table is the Age of persons attending an educational institution:

Age of personsMaleFemalePopulation
0-4 years36,99135,52172,505
5-14 years332,215316,591648,802
15-19 years142,431142,763285,191
20-24 years89,98595,383185,369
25 years and over89,833134,336224,169
Below table is the highest year of school completed:
Highest year of school completedMaleFemalePopulation
Year 12 or equivalent1,243,0821,392,9942,636,071
Year 11 or equivalent286,104277,109563,212
Year 10 or equivalent335,728305,950641,670
Year 9 or equivalent144,315134,636278,950
Year 8 or below 124,956147,565272,521
Did not go to school23,68230,99054,674


Languages

English is the official language of Victoria State. According to 2016 stats, 4 million people speak English, around 200 thousand people speak Chinese language, 110,707 speak Greek, 112,272 speak Italian, 103,430 people speak Vietnamese, 78,079 speak Cantonese, 51,241 speak Hindi, 56,171 speak Punjabi.

LanguagePopulation
Speaks English only4,026,811
Afrikaans5,560
Arabic79,589
Australian Indigenous Languages 526
Chinese languages:
Cantonese78,079
Mandarin191,793
Other Chinese languages19,329
Croatian20,504
Dutch8,600
French19,313
German19,714
Greek110,707
Indo-Aryan languages:
Bengali10,992
Hindi51,241
Punjabi56,171
Sinhalese37,423
Urdu23,205
Italian112,272
Japanese11,480
Korean15,519
Macedonian29,487
Maltese16,898
Persian (excluding Dari)16,434
Polish15,175
Russian17,685
Samoan11,609
Serbian17,057
Southeast Asian Austronesian languages:
Filipino 17,777
Indonesian16,782
Tagalog23,054
Spanish35,494
Tamil25,662
Thai11,669
Turkish31,832
Vietnamese103,430
Other Southeast Languages236,512


Population projection

According to abs stats, the Victoria population in 2020 is estimated to be 6.6 million.


Age groupsMaleFemalePopulation
0-4 years190,593180,626371,220
5-14 years363,984345,717709,702
15-19 years181,849174,492356,340
20-24 years209,733204,065413,792
25-34 years437,167452,031889,190
35-44 years395,979409,936805,920
45-54 years379,374401,040780,420
55-64 years327,567349,886677,453
65-74 years244,826264,772509,599
75-84 years129,451155,554285,006
85 years and over47,56780,427127,993


Subdivisions of Victoria

The State Government of Victoria defines rural and regional Victoria as the 48 local government areas. The 10 regional city local government areas are Ballarat, Greater Bendigo, Greater Geelong, Greater Shepparton, Horsham, Latrobe, Mildura, Wangaratta, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

RegionsShire/Council/CityTypeNatural IncreaseNet Overseas MigrationArea Sq.Km.2020 Estimated Resident Population
Barwon South West
Colac OtwayShire13613437.521,662
CorangamiteShire-24304407.515,929
GlenelgShire-12266218.619,621
Greater GeelongCity9201 4071248.0264,866
MoyneShire42505481.717,027
QueenscliffeBorough-21118.63,008
Southern GrampiansShire-28416654.016,134
Surf CoastShire1631271552.934,771
WarrnamboolCity75214120.935,533
Gippsland
Bass CoastShire-4687865.837,445
Baw BawShire2351014027.654,884
East GippslandShire-1536920940.247,725
LatrobeCity1191751425.675,915
South GippslandShire-48553296.330,248
WellingtonShire5413410817.344,770
Grampians
AraratRegional City5484211.111,965
BallaratCity412407739.0111,361
Golden PlainsShire165232703.424,249
HepburnShire-52361473.016,157
HindmarshCity-24107524.25,592
HorshamCity52424266.820,018
MooraboolShire158592110.636,013
Northern GrampiansShire0315729.911,403
PyreneesShire-1363434.67,555
West WimmeraShire1249108.23,810
YarriambiackShire-45117325.86,588
Hume
AlpineShire-18524788.212,973
BenallaRegional City-26192352.614,137
Greater SheppartonCity3613972421.967,070
IndigoShire-9262040.116,885
MansfieldShire-3463843.99,474
MitchellShire3471712862.147,647
MoiraShire6814046.430,018
MurrindindiShire-20383879.814,661
StrathbogieShire-25283303.310,992
TowongShire-2086674.96,102
WangarattaRegional City27603645.129,197
WodongaCity281137432.742,662
Loddon Mallee
BulokeShire-10128000.46,101
CampaspeShire-27544518.937,675
Central GoldfieldsShire-102131532.813,092
GannawarraShire-5343735.310,400
Greater BendigoCity5033733000.0119,980
LoddonShire-49106696.47,473
Macedon RangesShire1731141748.350,971
MilduraRegional City19933822082.555,937
Mount AlexanderShire-45501529.620,001
Swan HillRegional City1251106115.320,534
The 10 Local Government Authorities are:
Shire Council
Cardinia Shire Council
Casey City Council
Hume City Council
Melton Shire Council
Mitchell Shire Council
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Nillumbik Shire Council
Whittlesea City Council
Wyndham City Council
Yarra Ranges Council


Median age of a person is 37, Median total personal income per week is $644, It is applicable to persons aged 15 years and over, Median total family income is $1,715 per week and is applicable to families in family households, Median mortgage payment is $1,728 per month, repayment is applicable to occupied private dwellings being purchased and includes dwellings being purchased under a shared equity scheme, Median rent is $325 per week, Average number of persons per bedroom is 0.9, repayment is applicable to occupied private dwellings being purchased and includes dwellings being purchased under a shared equity scheme.

TypeMedian Value
Median age of persons37
Median total personal income ($/weekly)644
Median total family income ($/weekly)1,715
Median total household income ($/weekly)1,419
Median mortgage repayment ($/monthly)1,728
Median rent ($/weekly)325
Average number of persons per bedroom0.9
Average household size2.6
According to 2016 Bureau stats, 2.3 million are married, 146,502 are seperated, 382,541 are divorced, 251,669 are widowed, 1.7 million are never married. The following table represents the marital status of Victoria State.
Age GroupMarriedSeparatedDivorcedWidowedNever marriedTotal
15-19 years1,224145177156354,636356,340
20-24 years19,2771,107558294392,551413,792
25-34 years353,45015,73515,4591,111503,440889,190
35-44 years504,63132,22451,5143,248214,292805,920
45-54 years489,36541,135102,5579,819137,542780,420
55-64 years436,81731,625110,58825,91672,508677,453
65-74 years336,83617,70672,35553,27729,424509,599
75-84 years162,0435,66824,00781,93311,350285,006
85 years and over40,4671,1495,33975,9025,136127,993
Total2,344,113146,502382,541251,6691,720,8844,845,710


Income Distribution

According to 2016 Australian Bureau stats, Weekly income for the people living in Victoria state are 143,877 people earn more than $3,000, 220,801 earn between $2,000 to $2,999, 1 million people earn between $1,000 to $2,000, 1.13 people earn between $500 to $1000, 1.14 million people earn between $150 to $500 and 218,506 people earn between $1 to $149.

Income WeeklyPopulation
$1-$149218,506
$150-$299349,958
$300-$399406,878
$400-$499391,308
$500-$649360,838
$650-$799366,105
$800-$999 404,215
$1,000-$1,249407,041
$1,250-$1,499278,098
$1,500-$1,749226,824
$1,750-$1,999153,095
$2,000-$2,999220,801
$3,000 or more143,877
Personal income not stated423,108
Negative/Nil income495,052


History

Before European settlement, Victoria was originally home to Aboriginal population that had living in the land for thousands of years. Aboriginal people have lived in Victoria for about 40,000 years, living a semi-nomadic existence of hunting, farming and fishing. In 1836, after the first Europeans settled in this region, the area became part of the colony of New South Wales, known as the Port Phillip District. The British Empire formed the government from 1851 to 1901, it became colony of Victoria. Kilmore is the Victoria's oldest inland town.


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