Snapshot

We’re the smallest and most densely populated area in metro Melbourne

The City of Maribyrnong is 31.2 square kilometre in area and has an estimated resident population of 83,515.

Being just five kilometres from Melbourne CBD, our central location provides easy access to all the benefits of the capital city, such as the ports, road network and an extensive public transport system.

We are growing

Our population is expected to grow by 80 per cent over the next 25 years, with Footscray alone forecast to experience a 170 per cent increase in that time.

Population forecasts

 

2016

2041

% increase

Footscray

16,833

45,558

170%

Maribyrnong

14,324

30,018

110%

Maidstone

9,567

19,514

104%

Braybrook

10,080

14,566

44%

Yarraville

15,281

21,702

42%

West Footscray

11,754

14,446

23%

Kingsville

3,905

4,505

15%

Seddon

5,185

5,978

15%

City of Maribyrnong

86,975

156,291

80%

We are diverse

We are the second most ethnically diverse population in Victoria, with 40 per cent of residents born outside Australia. Residents come from more than 135 different countries and speak more than 80 languages.

Read more about our culture and community.

A liveable city

Our annual Wellbeing and liveability snapshot provides a summary of the wellbeing of the City's residents and the liveability of our city, including community infrastructure, programs and services.

For more information, download the snapshot(PDF, 3MB) or infographic(PDF, 3MB).