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Welcome to the City of Greater Geelong population forecasts

The City of Greater Geelong population forecast for 2015 is 228,950, and is forecast to grow to 297,957 by 2031.

The City of Greater Geelong 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 2031.

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 April 2012 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the City of Greater Geelong. Forecasts are available for each year from 2011 to 2031.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2031 forecast population: 297,957 2030 forecast population: 294,150 2029 forecast population: 290,079 2028 forecast population: 286,010 2027 forecast population: 281,817 2026 forecast population: 277,751 2025 forecast population: 273,358 2024 forecast population: 268,793 2023 forecast population: 264,189 2022 forecast population: 259,733 2021 forecast population: 255,215 2020 forecast population: 250,676 2019 forecast population: 246,226 2018 forecast population: 241,813 2017 forecast population: 237,322 2016 forecast population: 233,051 2015 forecast population: 228,950 2014 forecast population: 225,245 2013 forecast population: 221,497 2012 forecast population: 218,187 2011 forecast population: 215,150
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2031, prepared by .id, April 2012.

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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