City of MeltonPopulation forecast

This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Welcome to the City of Melton population forecasts

The City of Melton population forecast for 2017 is 146,979, and is forecast to grow to 381,987 by 2041.

The City of Melton 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 2016 and 2041.

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 September 2017 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the City of Melton. Forecasts are available for each year from 2016 to 2041.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2041 forecast population: 381,987 2040 forecast population: 371,153 2039 forecast population: 360,232 2038 forecast population: 349,347 2037 forecast population: 338,219 2036 forecast population: 327,245 2035 forecast population: 316,351 2034 forecast population: 305,208 2033 forecast population: 294,127 2032 forecast population: 282,871 2031 forecast population: 271,711 2030 forecast population: 260,886 2029 forecast population: 249,959 2028 forecast population: 239,516 2027 forecast population: 229,292 2026 forecast population: 219,443 2025 forecast population: 209,880 2024 forecast population: 200,717 2023 forecast population: 191,816 2022 forecast population: 182,872 2021 forecast population: 174,773 2020 forecast population: 167,072 2019 forecast population: 159,981 2018 forecast population: 153,120 2017 forecast population: 146,979 2016 forecast population: 141,749
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id, September 2017.

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