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Welcome to the City of Greater Bendigo population forecasts

The City of Greater Bendigo population forecast for 2015 is 110,579, and is forecast to grow to 156,151 by 2036.

The City of Greater Bendigo population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2011 and 2036.

The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.

These forecasts were last updated in May 2015 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the City of Greater Bendigo. Forecasts are available for each year from 2011 to 2036.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2036 forecast population: 156,151 2035 forecast population: 153,870 2034 forecast population: 151,652 2033 forecast population: 149,607 2032 forecast population: 147,479 2031 forecast population: 145,375 2030 forecast population: 143,181 2029 forecast population: 141,112 2028 forecast population: 138,986 2027 forecast population: 136,837 2026 forecast population: 134,695 2025 forecast population: 132,636 2024 forecast population: 130,577 2023 forecast population: 128,457 2022 forecast population: 126,300 2021 forecast population: 123,975 2020 forecast population: 121,730 2019 forecast population: 119,523 2018 forecast population: 117,205 2017 forecast population: 115,025 2016 forecast population: 112,853 2015 forecast population: 110,579 2014 forecast population: 108,238 2013 forecast population: 105,686 2012 forecast population: 103,100 2011 forecast population: 101,997
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id, May 2015.

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This population forecast is just one of a family of demographic and economic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre