Bendigo is a city of Victoria with a population of over 120,000. It ranks the largest inland city in Australia and the 4th most populated city in Victoria. Bendigo is located 150 kilometers north west of Melbourne (Victoria’s state capital city). The discovery of gold in the soils of Bendigo during the 1850s caused biggest population boom for this city in the history.
Based on our research Bendigo population will reach 127,095 by the end of June of 2022. We use end of June each year due to Australia Bureau Statistics always follow Australia financial year when pushed the data. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 1.69% over last 11 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of Bendigo
Looking back last eleven years of Bendigo’s population, the grow rate is very consistent and strong ranging from 1.03% to 4.07%, adding around 1,260 to 4,416 people each year to the overall population. Lot of workers was moving to Bendigo to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. Cheaper housing price compared with Melbourne also make people live here.
Demographics of Bendigo
According to Australia census, the top five ancestries for people in Bendigo are: England, India, New Zealand, Burma and Thailand. The top five languages (other than English) spoken in Bendigo are: Mandarin, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic and French
In Bendigo, 38.1% of people are married, 41.6% have never married and 10.4% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 293 widowed people living in Bendigo.
Population Density of Bendigo
Bendigo’s population density is 323 people per square kilometer, which is ranking the 4th most populated city in Victoria.
Occupations and Industries
The main occupations of people living in Bendigo are 28.2% Professionals, 12.3% Technicians & trades workers, 12.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.9% Managers, 10.9% Community & personal service workers, 9.7% Sales workers, 9.2% Labourers, 4.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.
The main industries people from Bendigo work in are 18.6% Health care and social assistance, 11.6% Retail trade, 11.2% Education and training, 8.7% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Manufacturing, 6.5% Public administration and safety, 6.3% Construction, 5.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.2% Financial and insurance services.
Facts About Townsville
- The Bendigo Art Gallery is Australia’s oldest and largest regional art galleries with interesting collections like the Bendigo goldfields special collection, Australian paintings, decorative arts and sculptures.
- The richest professional 400 meter running race is held in Bendigo every year in which thousands of tourists visit the city over the exciting two day event.
- The name Bendigo originated from a world famous bare knuckled boxer, William “Abednigo” Thompson.
- Bendigo is home to the only regionally based bank in Australia, Bendigo Bank.
- Bendigo, today is the second highest producing goldfield in Australia and remains the seventh largest in the world.
- The Bendigo area was a major wine producer in the 19th century winning major prizes in Europe, until the industry was decimated in 1893 by the Phylloxera virus.
- A popular tourist attraction in Bendigo is the Central Deborah Gold Mine. The mine being one of the last to stop operating, had an operational life of 15 years while producing around 929 kgs or 29,865 ounces of gold.
- Sidney Myer opened the first MYER store in Bendigo in 1901.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics: www.abs.gov.au
- Victorian Government: www.vic.gov.au
- Live in Victoria: www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au