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Welcome to Riverina Cities population forecasts

The Riverina Cities population forecast for 2015 is 283,255, and is forecast to grow to 326,473 by 2031.

The Riverina Cities 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 August 2014 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of Riverina Cities. Forecasts are available for each year from 2011 to 2031.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2031 forecast population: 326,473 2030 forecast population: 323,597 2029 forecast population: 320,908 2028 forecast population: 318,206 2027 forecast population: 315,504 2026 forecast population: 312,882 2025 forecast population: 310,023 2024 forecast population: 307,202 2023 forecast population: 304,577 2022 forecast population: 301,879 2021 forecast population: 299,241 2020 forecast population: 296,468 2019 forecast population: 293,785 2018 forecast population: 291,195 2017 forecast population: 288,479 2016 forecast population: 285,936 2015 forecast population: 283,255 2014 forecast population: 280,970 2013 forecast population: 279,108 2012 forecast population: 277,100 2011 forecast population: 275,488
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2031, prepared by .id, August 2014.

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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