Located immediately to the west of Melbourne's CBD and stretching to the urban fringe, Melbourne’s West encompasses the municipalities of:
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 611,512 people at the 2006 Census by 28.3% to reach 716,510 people at the 2011 Census. The residential population growth of 4.3% per annum in Melbourne’s West between the 2006 Census and the 2011 Census was almost double Victoria’s population growth rate for the same period.
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.
The Community Profile of Melbourne's West, created by REMPLAN for LeadWest, contains demographic insights for Melbourne’s West. For further information regarding the vibrant communities of Melbourne's West, please contact LeadWest.