How has population growth in Melbourne changed our landscape?
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Density, sprawl, growth: how Australian cities have changed in the last 30 years.
Since settlement, Australian cities (in particular Melbourne) have been shaped and reshaped by history, infrastructure, natural landscapes and – importantly – policy.
Baker, E., Lange, J., & Coffee, N. (2016, September 28). Density, sprawl, growth: how Australian cities have changed in the last 30 years. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/density-sprawl-growth-how-australian-cities-have-changed-in-the-last-30-years-65870
Melbourne Population 2022
Demography map of Greater Melbourne (interactive)
Visualised data from the 79 Local Government Areas in Victoria. Populations are based on data are for 30 June in each year and are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics publication “Regional population”, published July 2022.
Demography map (2022). Vic.gov.au. http://mapshare.vic.gov.au/demography-map/
The little white house in South Yarra that has outlasted them all
Once upon a time, a little white house was built along a potholed road in South Yarra.
It is a hold-out in an area that has experienced rapid apartment growth.
Dow, A. (2017, April 5). The little white house in South Yarra that has outlasted them all. The Age; The Age. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/the-little-white-house-in-south-yarra-that-has-outlasted-them-all-20170405-gvdx0l.html
Population growth in Melbourne, as reported in 1856
POPULATION. - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - 24 Mar 1856. (2014). Trove; Trove. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4833825?searchTerm=population%20change%20melbourne#
You may not think about it but but the growth of Melbourne's population also comes with the need to grow our sewer systems!
State of the Environment report shows our growing cities are under pressure – but we’re seeing positive signs too.
Urban areas are often thought of as concrete jungles, but they encompass much more than that. Nature, people and built structures are interconnected. Together they comprise the urban environment of the cities and towns in which we live.
The State of the Environment Report 2021, Commonwealth of Australia funded report.
Gabriela Quintana Vigiola. (2022, July 21). State of the Environment report shows our growing cities are under pressure – but we’re seeing positive signs too. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/state-of-the-environment-report-shows-our-growing-cities-are-under-pressure-but-were-seeing-positive-signs-too-187265
Melbourne's population growth 1883-2015: map
View a map showing Melbourne's population growth from 1883 to 2015
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The 2016 Census
2016 Greater Melbourne, Census All persons QuickStats | Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2016). Abs.gov.au; Australian Bureau of Statistics. https://www.abs.gov.au/census/find-census-data/quickstats/2016/2GMEL
The Census 1954
Carver, S. R. (Ed.). (1960). Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia (1960th ed., Vol. 46). Commonwealth Government Printing.