Community profile

The City of Greater Geelong’s population continues to grow. The estimated resident population is 252,217 as of 30 June 2018. 

With more than 50 suburbs and townships, the population is predicted to exceed 325,000 by 2036.

According 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 per cent.

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 population.

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.

Couples 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.

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Page last updated: Thursday, 28 March 2019
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