The City of Wyndham is located on the western edge of Melbourne, between the metropolitan area and Geelong. Wyndham covers a square area of 542km and features 27.4km of coastline bordering Port Phillip to the east. The municipality is situated in one of Australia’s most productive regions, part of the largest area of rich basalt soils on the continent. Wyndham is adjacent to the municipalities of Greater Geelong, Moorabool, Melton, Brimbank and Hobsons Bay. As a meeting place for people of the Kulin nations, Wyndham City has a rich and diverse Aboriginal cultural heritage.

The City of Wyndham has a usual resident population of 217,122 for 2016. Between 2011 and 2016, Wyndham experienced some of the greatest population growth across Australia. In Victoria, Wyndham had the second largest percentage increase in population of all Local Government Areas, and the largest volume of change, adding over 55,500 people in 5 years. The suburbs of Point Cook, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit are the principal areas of population, and forecasts indicate that substantial population growth will continue in Wyndham Vale, Tarneit, Point Cook and Werribee.

A snapshot of Wyndham

A snapshot of Wyndham offers an insight into Wyndham’s growth, health and wellbeing, housing, diversity, employment and other key demographics. It is based primarily on 2011 Census data, population forecasts and Victorian health datasets.


Suburb, Ward & District Profiles

A separate suburb profile for Cocoroc and Eynesbury has not been created because of very low, or no population in these areas. The purpose of profiling suburbs is to understand the demographics of each area.

There needs to be a minimum number of residents to ensure the statistical integrity of the results. When the population is too low, the results produced may not be entirely meaningful compared to an area with a larger population

Quarterly growth indicators

The Quarterly Growth Indicators are made up of new dwelling approvals, birth notifications and new garbage services. These indicators have been developed to provide a summary of growth information so that Wyndham City and stakeholders can understand the requirements of the community.

The Quarterly Growth Indicators includes a map and explanatory text to visualise where the growth is occurring

Annual Community Satisfaction Survey

The Annual Community Satisfaction Survey provides an in depth examination of:

  • Community satisfaction
  • Wyndham City services and facilities
  • Community issues
  • Expectations of Wyndham City

This information is critical to:

  • Inform Wyndham City of community attitudes
  • Levels of satisfaction
  • Issues facing the community

The insights from this survey help Wyndham City’s strategic and organisational planning, service delivery and policy development to best meet the needs of all residents. Every year, Metropolis Research undertakes the Annual Community Satisfaction Survey, and consults 800 residents across the community.

You can view the following:

Wyndham household survey overview

The Wyndham Household Survey 2015 was the first time Wyndham City surveyed the community about demographic characteristics and behaviours. This random sample survey collected data on a range of demographic themes such as languages spoken, country of birth, transport, education and work. The survey aimed to provide up-to-date demographic information on the themes covered by the Census, which is conducted every five years. See the Wyndham Household Survey Results Report for a detailed overview.

Helpful websites for social research

  • ABS – Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia’s national statistical agency which provides official statistics on economic, social, population and environmental issues.
  • .id The Population Experts: provides demographic resources through in-depth profiles of local government areas and suburbs across Australia and New Zealand.
  • The Victorian Population Bulletin: provides a valuable snapshot of information on population change and the basic drivers behind that change, as recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The Bulletin compares growth rates between the States and between the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Victoria.
  • The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC):  is a nationwide data collection of early childhood development at the time children commence their first year of full-time school.
  • Social Statistics for Victorian Communities:contains a range of statistical information about social, health and economic outcomes for all Victorian localities.
  • Victoria in Future 2016 (VIF 2016): is the official state government projection of population and households. The projections cover the period 2011 to 2051 for Victoria and the major regions. For Local Government Areas (LGA) and smaller areas (VIFSAs) they cover the period to 2031.
  • Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute:  is a national independent research network which provides high quality research which influences policy development to improve housing and urban environments in Australia.
  • Urban Melbourne: is an independent source of medium and high density urban projects in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victorian cities through providing a public and open database of projects.

Contact us

The Wyndham City Research Team can provide advice on social research and demographic matters regarding the City.

Wyndham City welcomes opportunities to partner with researchers and other organisations to address the issues that face the municipality. Our research priorities focus on the strategic objectives of the Wyndham City Council Plan 2017–21.

Mechanisms for research are as follows:

  • Collaborative research projects
  • Masters or PhD students who may be currently studying areas that connect into our social planning and research work
  • Tertiary students seeking research related placements

To make a social research enquiry or to discuss research opportunities, contact the Research Team at or complete the Research Project application form.

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