Demographics & Statistics

Mildura Rural City Council Area MapSituated in north west Victoria, Mildura Rural City covers almost ten per cent of the State. The region’s landscape includes unique Mallee vegetation, broad acre grain properties, intensive horticultural farms and vibrant towns. The beautiful Murray River winds its way through much of the municipality and is a focal point for visitors and about 53,000 people who call the region home.

Mildura Rural City acknowledges that it is situated on and incorporates the traditional lands of the Latji Latji and Barkindji people, who have been custodians of this land for thousands of years.  Accordingly, Council pays its respect to the traditional owners and Elders past and present.

Mildura Development Corporation maintains and distributes a range of statistical information and demographic data about Mildura Rural City. This includes details collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Council and external agencies on population, growth, households as well as social and economic data.

Our region at a glance*

  • Estimated resident population: 53,878
  • Mildura population: 32,738
  • Indigenous population: 2,070
  • Land area: 22,330 km2
  • Level above sea level: 50m
  • Climate: Dry summers and mild winters
  • Key industries: Dryland farming, irrigated horticulture (table grapes, wine grapes, dried grapes, citrus and vegetables), tourism, food and beverage manufacturing, transport and logistics, retail, health and community services
  • Emerging industries: Renewable energy generation, aquaculture, mineral sands mining and recycling

*figures based on 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics data