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Located in Melbourne’s north, about 20km from the Central Business District, the City of Whittlesea is one of Victoria’s largest and fastest growing municipalities, with the 2020 population of  nearly 240,000 set to increase to more than 380,000 by 2040.  

It is also home to a diverse community with almost half of Whittlesea’s residents speaking a language other than English at home.  In previous decades most overseas-born residents were of European heritage, particularly Italy, Greece and Macedonia. Emerging communities include residents born in India, China, Iran and Sri Lanka. About 42 per cent of households are families with children.

More than 70 per cent of the City of Whittlesea is rural area, with the remaining urban area comprising houses, shops and factories.  The three largest industry sector employers are health care and social assistance, retail trade and construction, and include Epping’s Northern Hospital and major shopping precincts at Epping Plaza, Plenty Valley South Morang and University Hill Bundoora.

Whittlesea is part of the Interface council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here

Localities

Beveridge, Bruces Creek, Bundoora, Donnybrook, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping, Humevale, Kinglake West, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, Morang South, Thomastown, Whittlesea, Wollert, Woodstock and Yan Yean.

For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results

Annual Report

City of Whittlesea Annual Report 2019/20 

Elections

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Councillors

Administrators:

Ms Lydia Wilson (Chair)

Ms Peita Duncan

Mr Bruce Billson 


North - Vacant

North - Vacant 

North - Vacant 

South East - Vacant 

South East - Vacant 

South East - Vacant 

South East - Vacant 

South West - Vacant 

South West - Vacant 

South West - Vacant 

South West - Vacant 

Population data

Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031

  • 2016 203,397 
  • 2021 240,398 
  • 2026 278,901 
  • 2031 313,959 

Finances

Source: Victoria Grants Commission.
The figures in the bottom two rows of the table show combined one-off and ongoing funding received by council from both the Federal and State Governments. It is important to note that this amount can change significantly from year to year as individual government funding programs change and natural events such as fires and floods occur.

Data shows the amount allocated in respect of the relevant financial year. In some years, that amount will vary from the payments received that year, as a result of the Commonwealth "bringing forward" some payments.

  2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 215.036m 201.671m 193.499m 184.476m 178.239m 171.631m 166.654m 167.673m 160.483m 157.083m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 232.863m 233.455m 222.752m 220.795m 193.667m 186.573m 166.026m 168.446m 153.259m 148.369m
- Rates and Charges 161.576m 151.531m 143.823m 136.997m 129.145m 120.443m 111.813m 103.621m 94.065m 85.595m
- VGC Grants 14.892m 14.852m 14.555m 13.325m 12.902m 12.524m 12.159m 11.179m 10.735m 9.675m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
3.492m
11.816m
12.711m
14.092m
10.758m
3.761m
5.112m
10.481m
1.593m
3.354m
Recurrent Government Grants
34.571m
30.387m
30.019m
33.616m
19.411m
13.637m
14.059m
13.954m
13.370m
11.496m

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