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The City of Hume has a population of approximately 167,500 (Census 2011, ABS) which is young and considered to be culturally diverse. The population includes overseas-born residents mostly from Iraq, Turkey, and India. Melbourne International Airport is located within the City of Hume and is one of the municipality's largest employers.

Find out more at the Hume City Council website

Main suburbs


Melbourne Airport




A map of Melbourne showing the Hume area

About Hume

Girls playing netball


Key industries in the area
Retail trade
Transport, postal and warehousing

Travel times

Hume’s suburbs are 27-45km north of Melbourne’s city centre.

Transport Time
24-40 mins
Train or bus
35-60 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $385,000
(Dec 2014)
$330 (June 2015)
(Dec 2014)
$300 (June 2015)

Source: House and unit prices - Domain Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
Iraq (4.3%) Turkish (8.2%)
Turkey (3.9%) Arabic (7.8%)
India (2.4%) Italian (3.9%)
Italy (2.1%) Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (2.4%)
Lebanon (1.8%)
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (2.0%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
31 primary schools
There are no hospitals in the Hume area.
Ten secondary schools

One university and three TAFE campuses

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel for more health care information and services.