Discover Port Phillip's community profile including community atlas, population and household forecasts.

The City of Port Phillip has a diverse community with an estimated resident population in 2021 of 103,508 people (ABS, ERP, 2021).

Approximately half (48.1 per cent) of the population are between 25 and 49 years of age. A higher than average proportion of residents rent their home (48.8 per cent) and one third were born overseas (33.1 per cent).

Community profile

The City of Port Phillip community profile is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Census of Population and Housing, 2021.

The Community Profile provides valuable information to inform Council, local community groups, businesses, investors, students and the general public about population trends and demographics in Port Phillip. Data is available for the city as a whole and for each of the municipality's suburbs and neighbourhoods.

The profile presents Census data in simple, clear tables and charts with concise, factual commentary.

Social atlas

The social atlas is a suite of interactive maps of key socio-demographic characteristics for Port Phillip, based on Census data. Each map shows the distribution of target populations to identify spatial patterns and trends.

Population and household forecasts

The Port Phillip population and household forecasts are designed to provide insight into local community characteristics and how they are likely to change into the future. It outlines the drivers of population change and forecasts how population, age structure and household types will change over time.

The data is available from 2016 to 2041 and is broken down into the neighbourhoods. The forecasts will be updated to include 2021 Census data in early 2023.

Economic profile

The Port Phillip economic profile presents information around population, jobs, local businesses and industries, and employment. The information can be explored within the City's broader sense as well as for each neighbourhood.

The information presented is derived from official sources of information such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as well as Australia's leading economic modellers, NIEIR. The latest data from each series is always presented on this site.

Health Profiles

Detailed information on Port Phillip’s population and health is available below.

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