Bayside Council Community Profile

The Bayside population is around 178,000 residents, growing at over 2% per year.

Learn about our diversity and how our community is changing over time.


Bayside is a cultural mix of communities from Australia and all over the world. The Local Government Area stretches over 29 suburbs, with a population of around 178,000 people. This is projected to increase to around 209,000 people in 2031. 47% of the community were born in Australia and 1% of these are indigenous. 73.7% are Australian citizens.

The area has an emerging identity and a future filled with promise and opportunity. If you would like to learn more about our community, Profile ID is a community resource available for accessing demographic and economic data.

Profile ID

Profile ID uses data from the 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing to create a detailed profile of the Bayside Local Government Area.

This information is presented in a user-friendly and interactive way and is useful to those planning services or looking to apply for funding, as well as anyone with an interest in our community.