Welcome to the City of Melton population forecasts

The City of Melton population forecast for 2014 is 126,440, and is forecast to grow to 241,699 by 2031.

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



Population 2014


Population 2031


Change 2014-31


Forecast areas
City of Melton
Forecast population
Forecast population 2031 forecast population: 241,699 2030 forecast population: 232,421 2029 forecast population: 223,388 2028 forecast population: 215,199 2027 forecast population: 207,177 2026 forecast population: 199,605 2025 forecast population: 192,255 2024 forecast population: 185,173 2023 forecast population: 178,193 2022 forecast population: 171,779 2021 forecast population: 165,755 2020 forecast population: 159,865 2019 forecast population: 154,193 2018 forecast population: 148,546 2017 forecast population: 143,050 2016 forecast population: 137,609 2015 forecast population: 132,037 2014 forecast population: 126,440 2013 forecast population: 121,622 2012 forecast population: 117,088 2011 forecast population: 112,169
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2031, prepared by .id, May 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