City Profile

Hume City Council is one of Australia's fastest-growing and culturally-diverse communities and is home to more than 241,000 residents.

Spanning a total area of 504 square kilometres, the City is located in Melbourne’s northern fringe, just 15 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne.

The City's rich history stretches back over 40,000 years, when the indigenous communities of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk first inhabited the region.

Today, just over 35 per cent of Hume residents were born overseas (70,435 people) and come from 156 different countries. Hume residents speak over 150 languages.

Hume is built around the established suburbs of Broadmeadows, Tullamarine and Gladstone Park in the south, the developing residential suburbs of Craigieburn, Greenvale, Mickleham, Kalkallo and Roxburgh Park in the north-east and the Sunbury township in the north-west.

It is made up of a vibrant mix of contrasts including new and established residential areas, major industrial and commercial precincts and vast expanses of rural areas and parkland. The Melbourne Airport accounts for 10 per cent of the total area of Hume City.

The municipality was formally created in 1994 to incorporate sections of the former Shire of Bulla, City of Broadmeadows, City of Whittlesea and City of Keilor.

Hume is also home to major road transit routes including the Tullamarine Freeway, Western Ring Road, Hume Highway and the Craigieburn Bypass and is abutted by the Calder Freeway to the west.

Hume is bound by the local government areas of Moreland, Whittlesea, Brimbank, Macedon Ranges, Melton and Mitchell.

Hume City Council consists of eleven councillors who represent more than 241,000 people across three wards – Aitken Ward, Meadow Valley Ward and Jacksons Creek Ward.

For more information contact our Research and Engagement team on 9205 2200.

Suburbs in Hume City

Suburb Postcode
Attwood  3049
Broadmeadows 3047
Bulla 3428
Campbellfield 3061
Clarkefield (parts in Macedon Ranges) 3430
Coolaroo 3048
Craigieburn 3064
Dallas 3047
Diggers Rest (parts in Melton) 3427
Fawkner (parts in Moreland) 3060
Gladstone Park 3043
Greenvale 3059
Jacana 3047
Kalkallo 3064
Keilor (parts in Brimbank) 3035
Meadow Heights 3048
Melbourne Airport 3045
Mickleham 3064
Oaklands Junction 3063
Roxburgh Park 3064
Sunbury 3429
Somerton 3062
Tullamarine (parts in Brimbank/Moreland) 3043
Westmeadows 3049
Wildwood 3429
Yuroke 3063


Community Profiles

The Hume City Community Profile provides an outline of the demographic features of Hume City and its suburbs using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing from 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016. Community Profiles provide a unique picture of your local community and help you understand how it is changing.

The Profile contains an in-depth analysis of the available socio-economic data relating to Hume's community, including information relating to age structure; country of birth of residents; languages spoken at home; income levels; housing; family structure; education levels;employment and more.

Social Atlas Maps

Hume's Social Atlas provides a range theme based maps highlighting of social, demographic and economic data from the 2011 and 2016 Censuses.  These maps aim at showing  how social factors affect certain parts of the municipality differently to other parts of the municipality and complement our Community Profiles which provide more detailed Census information in table and graph format.

Population Forecasts

Population forecasts provide Council, community groups, investors, business, students and the general public with a wealth of information about what we expect to occur within our municipality in terms of population and housing growth. They provide information on the number of residents, households and household types the municipality expects to have in the years to come. This information is used by Council, and community groups to plan for our future - ensuring community needs are met via the provision of quality services.

Economic Profile

The Economic Profile enables users to accurately describe the nature of the local economy, provides the information base to develop economic strategies and provides resources to develop promotional material. This information is used by Council, and community groups to plan for our future - ensuring community needs are met via the provision of quality services.

Community Infrastructure Framework

Developed in 2015, Council's Community Indicators Framework provides a collective set of measures to help us determine progress in achieving our community's vision and aspirations, as outlined in Hume Horizons 2040(PDF, 6MB).

This suite of indicators aims to provide measures that examine policy outcomes and reflect broader socio-economic demographic attributes and changes in our community. They identify and communicate economic, social, environmental, cultural and governance trends and outcomes based on local aspirations and interests, irrespective of Council's control or influence.

The indicators are drawn from a range of sources, including Council's own primary research and analysis (surveys, databases and systems) and secondary data sources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics, VicHealth, Community Indicators Victoria, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Department of Health.

The framework is updated on a continuous basis as new data becomes available. Each indicator within the framework will provide details regarding the frequency of update, data source and comparative data against baseline measures and over time.