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Welcome to the City of Melton population forecasts

The City of Melton population forecast for 2016 is 133,010, and is forecast to grow to 315,022 by 2036.

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 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 April 2016 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the City of Melton. Forecasts are available for each year from 2011 to 2036.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2036 forecast population: 315,022 2035 forecast population: 304,356 2034 forecast population: 293,475 2033 forecast population: 282,826 2032 forecast population: 272,198 2031 forecast population: 261,626 2030 forecast population: 251,279 2029 forecast population: 240,920 2028 forecast population: 230,649 2027 forecast population: 220,579 2026 forecast population: 210,883 2025 forecast population: 201,788 2024 forecast population: 192,752 2023 forecast population: 183,816 2022 forecast population: 175,202 2021 forecast population: 167,022 2020 forecast population: 159,456 2019 forecast population: 152,443 2018 forecast population: 145,785 2017 forecast population: 139,331 2016 forecast population: 133,010 2015 forecast population: 127,509 2014 forecast population: 123,412 2013 forecast population: 119,053 2012 forecast population: 115,816 2011 forecast population: 112,645
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id, April 2016.

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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