The State of Victoria has been enriched by the presence of people from all over the world. At the 2011 Census 26.2% of Victoria's population were born overseas and 46.8% of Victorians were either born overseas, or have a parent who was born overseas. Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak 260 languages and dialects and follow 135 religious faiths.
The Victorian Population Bulletin provides a valuable snapshot of information on population change and the basic drivers behind that change, as recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The Bulletin compares growth rates between the States and between the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Victoria. After each Census year, the department publishes a special edition of the Victorian Population Bulletin in addition to the annual edition that comes out at mid-year.