Population of Victoria 2022 Statistics

Victoria is, also known by the name of VIC, is the second-highest populated state in Australia.

Victoria’s capital city is Melbourne. In Melbourne, there is an approximate population of 4 million.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders account for 0.7 percent of the Victorian population. Victoria is home to a total area of 227,416 square kilometers which is three percent of the country’s surface, making Victoria the smallest state on the mainland.

Victoria’s coastline measures 1800 km long and shares a border with the Bass Strait, the body of water that divides Australia’s mainland and Tasmania.

Based on our research, Victoria’s population is expected to reach 6.74 million in the month of 2022.

The end of June is the date we use every year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics consistently adheres to Australia’s fiscal year whenever they release the numbers.

This calculation relies upon the annual growth rate of 1.82 percent over the past ten years, starting in 2011. We believe that using the latest numbers from the previous years (see the table in the next section) will help make the estimate more precise.

Population Growth of Victoria

If we look back at the last ten years of the population of Victoria and the rate of growth is highly consistent and ranges from 0.35 percent to 2.55 percent, adding between 150,000 to 20,000 people every year to the total population.

Many workers were relocated to Victoria to avail jobs in Victoria, which contributed to the growth of the population. In comparison to all states, Victoria’s gain is greater than the national average.

YearPopulationGrowth rate
20115.53 millionn/a
20125.60 million1.27%
20135.74 million2.50%
20145.76  million0.35%
20155.88  million2.08%
20166.03 million2.55%
20176.15 million1.99%
20186.27 million1.95%
20196.35 million1.28%
20206.50 million2.36%
20206.62 million1.85%

Demography of Victoria

According to the 2011 Australian census data, 49.2 percent of Victorians are males, while 50.8 percent are women.

The top five ancestral ancestries of the people of Victoria include English, Australian, Irish, Scottish and Italian.

Five of the top languages spoken in Victoria include Italian, Greek, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Cantonese.

The top six birth countries for those living in Victoria include Australia, England, India, China, New Zealand, and Italy.

The composition of the religious community in Victoria comprises 26.7% Catholic, 24.0% no religious affiliation, 12.3% Anglican, 8.3 Religious affiliations not specified, 4.7% Uniting Church, 4.3% Eastern Orthodox, 3.1% Buddhism, 2.9 percent Islam, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed 1.9 percent Christian.

In Victoria, 49.1% of those married are, 34.7 percent are not got married, and 7.8 percent are divorced. 2.9 percent are separated. 242621 widowed individuals reside in Victoria.

Population Density of Victoria

The population density of Victoria of 23.54 people per kilometer, which puts it the two 2nd most populous states in Australia in the country, following the Australian Capital Territory.

Surprisingly, ACT has surpassed VIC in terms of density when you consider the magnitude of the population.

PositionStatePopulation density
1Australian Capital Territory151.49
3New South Wales8.64
6South Australia1.62
7Western Australia0.89
8Northern Territory0.16

Occupations and Industries

The principal occupations of those who reside in Victoria include 22.3% Professionals, 14.4 percent Clerical and administrative employees, 13.9% Technicians & tradespeople, 13.2% Managers, 9.7 Sales employees, 9.3% Community & personal service workers, 9.0 percent laborers, 6.1% Machinery operators and drivers, 2.2 percent of occupations not adequately identified/ Not specified.

The significant industries people in Victoria have to work within are 11.6 percent health services and social assistance, 10.8% Retail trade, 10.7% Manufacturing, 8.3 percent construction, 8.0 percent Education and Training, 7.8% Professional, technological and scientific Services, 6.1% Accommodation and food services 5.3 public security and administration 4.7 Transportation postal and warehousing.

Facts About Victoria

  1. Victoria is often called the “Garden State. “
  2. Victorian scientist Dr. David Warren was the first to conceptualize and create the Black Box flight recorder.
  3. More than 180 dialects and languages can be found in Victoria. Over 20 percent of Victorians and more than thirty percent Melburnians have a native different language in addition to English when they are at home.
  4. The famous ute utility vehicle, also known as a coupe utility, was created by Ford Australia at their Geelong factory in Victoria in 1934.
  5. Over 70 percent of Victorians reside in Melbourne, the state’s capital. City.
  6. Victoria is one of the smaller states on the mainland with a size about the same as Britain.
  7. The food processing industry in Victoria contributes around 26% of total exports of manufacturing in the state.
  8. Melbourne has the most number of cafes and restaurants per capita than any other city in the world!


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