Victoria Population 2022

Victoria, also known by VIC, is Australia’s second-most populous state. Melbourne is the capital of the state. Melbourne is home to over 4 million people. The Victorian population is 0.7 percent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Victoria covers a total of 227 416 km2, which is 3 percent of Australia’s total land mass. It also makes it the smallest state on the mainland. Victoria’s coastline extends 1800 km and borders Bass Strait. This body of water separates Tasmania from the mainland.

Victoria City Population

Our research shows that Victoria’s population will be 361,832 in 2022. This is based upon a 1.28% average annual growth rate over the 10 years since 2011. The estimation will be more accurate if the most recent years’ data are used. Once Statistic Canada releases census data, the estimation will be adjusted.

Table showing the population growth rate and population level for Victoria, Canada’s metro area between 2018-2022

  • Victoria’s metro population was 382,000 in 2019, a 1.06% increase over 2018.
  • Victoria’s metro population in 2020 was 386,000. This is a 1.05% rise over 2019.
  • In 2021, Victoria’s metro area had 390,000. This is a 1.04% increase over 2020.
  • Victoria’s metro population in 2022 will be 394,000. This is a 1.03% rise over 2021.

Victoria’s Population Growth

The growth rate of Victoria’s population over the past ten years is consistent at ranging between 0.35% and 2.55%. This adds approximately 20,000 to 150,000 people to the total population each year. The population growth was a result of the migration of a lot of workers to Victoria in order to find work opportunities. Victoria has the highest population growth of all states.

Victoria Population Density

Victoria’s city centre is home to 85,792 people. That’s about 4,405.8 people per square kilometre (11,000 per square mile).

Demography of Victoria

According to the 2011 Australia census 49.2 percent of Victorians were male while 50.8 percent were female. English, Australian Irish, Scottish, and Italian are the top five ancestries of people in Victoria. Other than English, the top five languages spoken in Victoria include Cantonese, Greek, Mandarin and Mandarin. Australia, England and India are the top six countries of origin for Victoria residents.


English is the official language in Victoria State. According to 2016, 4 million people spoke English in 2016. Around 200 thousand people speak Chinese.

Cantonese, 78,079

Greek, 110,707

Hindi, 51,241

Italian, 112,272

Punjabi. 56,171

Vietnamese, 103,430

Victoria has weather all year

Victoria’s summers are cool and dry with some cloudiness. The winters are cold and wet with some cloudiness. The temperature is usually between 37 and 66 degrees F throughout the year. It rarely drops below 28 or even above 72 degrees F.

Victoria’s Climate

Victoria’s climate is varied. It can be semi-arid in parts of the state and temperate on the coast. The climate is cooler because of the Great Dividing Range, a mountain range in the eastern and central parts of the state.

The Otway Ranges, in the south-west of Victoria, the mountainous alpine regions of the north-east and the southern and east parts of Gippsland are the wettest.

  • Maximum temperature at Hopetoun, 7 February 2009: 48.8degC
  • The lowest temperature was -11.7degC in Omeo, 13 June 1965, and Falls Creek, 3 July 1970.

Rainfall extremes

  • Tanybryn, 1983: Highest daily precipitation: 375mm
  • Falls Creek, 1956: 3 738 mm is the highest annual rainfall
  • The greatest number of rainy day in a single year: 275 at Wyelangta, 1986

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