The City of Greater Geelong’s
population continues to grow. The estimated resident population is 252,217 as of 30 June
With more than 50 suburbs and townships, the population is predicted to exceed 325,000 by 2036.
to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2016 Census of Population and Housing, our largest age group, at 19
per cent, is parents and homebuilders (35 to 49 years of age), with older
workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59 years of age) the next largest group at 12.8
The tertiary education and independence group (18 to 24 years of age)
follow closely at 12.7 per cent, with the next largest group being empty
nesters and retirees (60 to 69 years old) making up 11.8 per cent of the
Approximately 77 per cent of
the community are Australian born, with the United Kingdom, India, New Zealand,
Italy and China the main birthplaces outside Australia. Other than English, the
most common languages spoken at home continue to include Italian, Croatian,
Mandarin, Persian/Dari and Macedonian.
with children made up 27.7 per cent of households, with a further 25.3 per cent
being made up of couples without children. Lone person households made up 26.3
per cent and one parent families making up 11.1 per cent.
Find out more about our community profile on the profile id website.