Mildura, a Victoria regional city with over 60,000 inhabitants, is one of the largest. It is the largest settlement in the Sunraysia region.
Mildura lies 475 km north of Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. It is about half the distance between Adelaide and Melbourne. It is well-known for being a major horticultural center, known for its grape production.
It is responsible for 80% of Victoria’s grapes. Our research shows that the Mildura population will be 93,462 at the end of June 2022.
Because Australia Bureau Statistics always follows the financial year of Australia when pushing data, we use June every year.
This calculation is based upon the average annual growth rate of 10.05% for the last ten years. The estimation will be more accurate if we use the most recent years’ data (see the table below)
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Mildura’s Population Growth
The growth rate of Mildura’s population over the last ten years is consistent and robust. It ranges from 7.64% to 13.644%, adding approximately 4,000-6,000 people to each year’s total population.
The population growth was aided by the migration of many workers to Mildura. People here enjoy living in an area with relatively lower living costs than Melbourne.
Demographics of Mildura
Australian census shows that the top five countries of birth for Mildura residents are 1.5% England and 1.3% Italy. 1.0% New Zealand, 1.0% Turkey, 1.0% Turkey, and 0.7% India.
Other than English, the top five languages spoken in Mildura include 2.2% Italian and 1.5% Turkish, 0.8% Greek, 0.4% Arabic, and 0.4% Dari.
Mildura’s religious makeup is: 24.1% Catholic; 23.7% No religion; 14.7% Anglican; 10.5% Religious affiliation not specified, 7.6% Uniting Church. 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed. 2.6% Islam. 1.9% Lutheran. 1.3% Pentecostal.
Mildura’s Population Density
Mildura has a population density of 3 people per square km, making it one of the most populated regions in Victoria.
Occupations and Industries
Mildura’s main occupations are: 17.6% professionals, 14.1% technicians & trades workers; 12.6% clerical & administrative workers; 12.4% sales workers; 12.0% labourers, 11.6% managers, 11.0% community & personal service workers; 6.6% machinery operators & drivers; 2.1% occupation not adequately described/ Not specified.
Mildura’s primary industries include 14.7% retail trade, 13.4% health care, social assistance, 9.0% education and training, 8.6% accommodation and food services, 7.3% manufacturing, 6.3% construction, 6.0% public administration and safety, and 5.2% agriculture, forestry, and fishing, and 4.4% transport, postal, and warehousing.
Facts about Mildura
- Mildura is in the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone. This means you can’t take any fruits or vegetables into the zone. However, they can be taken out.
- Because of its abundance of food, many Aboriginal people lived near Mildura.
- The key industries are Dryland farming, irrigated Horticulture table grapes, wine grapes, citrus and vegetable manufacturing, tourism, food and beverages manufacturing, transport logistics, retail, healthcare, and community services.
- The climate in the region is warm and sunny throughout the year, with mild winters that are mild and hot summers.
- Mildura’s Feastreet is home to various restaurants offering a wide selection of cuisines. It is located on Langtree Avenue between the seventh and eighth Streets.
- Although the area near the watering system channels and streams is very rich, Mildura’s place is also dry, saline, and semi-dry.
- In Mildura, the first varieties of wine grapes were Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Gordo. They were planted in 1888. In 1891, the first vintage was established.
- Mildura in Latje Latje means red earth.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics: www.abs.gov.au
- Visit Mildura: www.visitmildura.com.au
- Victorian Government: www.vic.gov.au
- Live in Victoria: www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au