Community Profile

Located immediately to the west of Melbourne's CBD and stretching to the urban fringe, Melbourne’s West (map) encompasses the municipalities of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham.

Over the past decade all the communities of the West, whether suburbs established in the 19th century, middle ring districts or growth areas, have experienced strong growth. The resident population of Melbourne’s west increased from 716,510 people at the 2011 Census by 16.5% to reach 834,621 people at the 2016 Census. This represents an annualised growth rate of 3.0%.

Melbourne’s west is a region that welcomes people from around the world and is enriched by cultural and linguistic diversity. For generations, Melbourne’s west has been the first place that hundreds of thousands of immigrants to Australia have called home. Our region has among Australia’s highest rates of overseas born and is the most culturally diverse area in Victoria. People from more than 130 different nations have made their new home in Melbourne’s west.

This website contains demographic insights for Melbourne’s West. For further information regarding the vibrant Melbourne West community, please contact LeadWest.

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