【International City】 Were there 3 reasons for the population growth of Sydney and Melbourne?


Hello everyone. I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Sydney!

When you visit Sydney or Melbourne, Australia, you may notice something.

Have you ever seen immigrant people from all over the world?

By reading this article, you will be able to get rid of such questions.

This is because there are three possible reasons for population growth.

In this article, I examine why Sydney and Melbourne are experiencing population growth.

Recommended for
  • Interested in Sydney
  • Interested in Melbourne
  • Want to know about population growth in Australia’s major cities

Contents of this article
  • Three Reasons for Population Growth in Sydney and Melbourne
  • Characteristics of Sydney and Melbourne
  • Best Places to Visit in Sydney and Melbourne

I have studied in Sydney for a year since 2018. Currently, I am writing a blog based on that experience.

Now, let’s get into the text.


3 Reasons for Population Growth in Sydney and Melbourne


1 Attractive cities

Sydney is the 16th most attractive city in Australia, according to the 2017 World Cities Rankings.

Melbourne is also doing well, ranking 17th in the 2019 World Cities Rankings.

This shows that both cities are globally recognized within Australia.

Sydney is a city with the face of a financial center but also rich in nature, while Melbourne is a city with a rich history of historical buildings and culture.

The attractiveness of these two major cities in Australia is probably one of the reasons why they are attracting people from all over the world.

2 Acceptance of immigrants

Australia has been accepting immigrants since the 1970s, but from 2019, the country is tightening its immigration screening criteria.

This is due to the various problems that immigrants face.

However, many immigrants from all over the world live in Australia’s two largest cities.

Personally, I suspect that this is because there are more business opportunities in the larger cities.

The cities are also attractive to immigrants who are looking for new opportunities.

3 High salaries

The average annual salary in Australia is said to be AUD81,947, which is about 6.8 million yen per year when converted into Japanese yen.

When you see that the average annual salary in Japan is 4.42 million yen, the difference is obvious.

I think the reason for the increase in population is related to the fact that many people come from all over the world to seek work in search of such a high level of salary.

Characteristics of Sydney and Melbourne


Characteristics of Sydney
  • Convenience of the city center
  • Harmony of city and nature
  • Many high-rise buildings

Characteristics of Melbourne
  • Many historical buildings
  • A thriving arts and culture scene
  • Many high quality cafes

The characteristics of Sydney and Melbourne are too numerous to list, but these are the most prominent ones.

Places to visit in Sydney and Melbourne

Places to visit in Sydney


Sydney is home to famous tourist attractions such as the Opera House and Bondi Beach.

However, the famous places are touristy and can be disappointing.

Below, I have compiled a list of well-developed hole-in-the-wall spots in Sydney for your reference.

Recommended spots in Melbourne


Melbourne is a city with historic buildings and churches, and is gaining recognition worldwide.

If you are a first-time tourist, you may be wondering where to go.

The following article will introduce you to some of the best places to visit in Melbourne that you can use when you want to simply go sightseeing.


  • An attractive city
  • Accepting of immigrants
  • High salaries

In this article, I have introduced three reasons for the population growth of Sydney and Melbourne.

Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne are highly attractive cities on a global scale.

They are also highly popular among English-speaking study abroad and working holiday destinations.

Why don’t you take a trip or study in Australia and experience its charms?

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Thank you for reading to the end!