City Profile

Hume City Council is one of Australia's fastest-growing and culturally-diverse communities and is home to almost 260,000 residents (Hume City population forecast for 30 June 2023). By 2041, it is forecast that approximately 389,000 people will call Hume home. 

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, almost 40 per cent of Hume residents were born overseas and come from 170 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 Merri-bek, Whittlesea, Brimbank, Macedon Ranges, Melton and Mitchell.

Hume City Council consists of eleven councillors who represent three wards – Aitken Ward, Meadow Valley Ward and Jacksons Creek Ward. For the 2024 local council elections, Hume City Council will transition to having 11 wards, each represented by one Councillor. The new wards are Aitken, Bababi Marning, Burt-kur-min, Emu Creek, Jacksons Hill, Merlynston Creek, Mount Ridley, Roxburgh Park, Tullamarine, Woodlands, and Yubup.

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 Merri-bek) 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/Merri-bek) 3043
Westmeadows 3049
Wildwood 3429
Yuroke 3063


2021 Census Infographic

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.

Hume Languages Profile

The Hume Languages Profile provides a statistical overview of the top 15 languages spoken in Hume City, based on the Australian Bureau of Statistic’s Census. 

Ward profiles

The 2021 Census Ward Profiles provide key indicators for each of the three Wards in Hume City. For the 2024 local council elections, the electoral structure of Hume City Council will transition to 11 single-wards, each represented by one Councillor.

If you're not sure which Ward you live in, you can use the Victorian Electoral Commission's search to find out.

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.

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.

Community Satisfaction and Community Indicators Surveys

Each year Council undertakes a community survey to help inform the development and update of our Council Plan, strategies and service planning. This survey involves 500 telephone interviews, and the option for Hume residents to ‘opt-in’ and provide their feedback.

Our survey program alternates between a community satisfaction survey, and a community indicators (wellbeing) survey – with both surveys collecting key information about Council’s performance in the last 12 months, and local community priorities.

To improve transparency in Council's performance reporting, and to share with our partners the valuable information provided to us by our community, Council has developed an interactive dashboard which will allow our residents and stakeholders to view the survey results.

View the results of our community satisfaction survey

View the results of our community indicators survey