The 31 LLENs cover all areas of the State of Victoria. LLEN boundaries usually cover more than one Local Government Area (LGA) and are generally contained within an individual Department of Education and Training (DET) Region. LLEN boundaries were originally determined by factors including: a clear local community of interest, LGA boundaries, size of target population, DET Regional boundaries, DET school cluster/network boundaries and other cluster and service provider boundaries.Any change in LLEN boundaries must be agreed by all of the LLENs affected and DET and must ensure state wide coverage is maintained.
The WynBay LLEN region consists of 2 local government areas - Wyndham and Hobsons Bay.
Hobsons Bay Region
The City of Wyndham includes the suburbs and localities of Cocoroc, Eynesbury (part), Hoppers Crossing, Laverton (part), Laverton North, Little River (part), Mambourin, Mount Cottrell (part), Point Cook, Quandong, Tarneit, Truganina (part), Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing and Wyndham Vale.
Wyndham is located on the south-western fringe of Melbourne, with Werribee as its commercial heart. The city features the Western Treatment Plant, and the Laverton and Point Cook air bases, as well as a major horticultural area for Melbourne. The main industries include retail trade, transport, postal and warehousing, health care and social assistance.
The City of Hobsons Bay includes the suburbs and localities of Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Brooklyn, Laverton, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, South Kingsville, Spotswood, Williamstown and Williamstown North.
On the northern shores of Port Phillip Bay, Hobsons Bay is part of the industrial heartland of Melbourne’s west. It has over 20 kms of beaches and foreshore areas, and significant coastal wetlands, five creek systems, remnant native grasslands, and important flora and fauna habitats. Hobsons Bay is the focus of Victoria’s chemical and petroleum industries and contains some of the State’s largest industrial enterprises. It is also home to the maritime centre of Williamstown. The main industries include manufacturing, basic chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining, construction, transport, postal and warehousing.
Estimated Resident Population
The municipality’s population and growth
- In 2017 there were 241,071 people living in Wyndham. In 2018 this increased to 255,322.
- Forecasting by .id put Wyndham’s 2018 population at 257,028 people, which is 0.67% higher than the actual ERP (this is a highly accurate forecast figure)
- The population growth from 2017 to 2018 was 14,251 people (5.9%).
- Wyndham experienced the largest population increase in Victoria, ahead of Casey (13,648 people), and the third largest in Australia behind Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
- Wyndham experienced the second fastest population growth in Victoria, behind the City of Melbourne (6.8%), and the third fastest in Australia.
Growth in the suburbs – key takeaways
The ERP release also provides statistics on several of Wyndham’s suburbs. They reveal that:
- Point Cook, Tarneit and Truganina grew by a collective 9,800 residents – around the same as last year.
- Werribee, Manor Lakes and Wyndham Vale grew by a collective 3,000 residents – 800 more than last year.
- The established areas of Werribee South and Hoppers Crossing grew by 1,000 people – 200 more than last year.
Growth in the suburbs – by the numbers
- Point Cook grew from 56,243 residents to 59,728 residents (3,485 people, or 6.2%).
- Tarneit grew from 39,743 residents to 43,403 residents (3,660 people, or 9.2%).
- Truganina grew from 27,633 residents to 30,249 residents (2,616 people, or 9.5%).
- Manor Lakes & Wyndham Vale grew from 25,545 residents to 27,218 residents (1,673 people, or 6.5%).
- Werribee, including Werribee South, grew from 46,258 residents to 48,411 residents (2,153 people, or 4.7%).
- Hoppers Crossing grew from 40,725 residents to 40,897 residents (172 people, or 0.4%).
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2019 updates: estimated resident population (ERP) for 2018); Wyndham City Council and .id community.
School Age Population Projections
Wyndham Local Government Area
School Age Population Projections
Hobsons Bay Local Government Area