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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 Melbourne population forecasts

The City of Melbourne population forecast for 2019 is 179,301, and is forecast to grow to 386,029 by 2041.

The City of Melbourne 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 November 2018 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the City of Melbourne. Forecasts are available for each year from 2016 to 2041.

Please note: 2017 Population forecasts match the latest ABS estimates released in September 2018. 2016 base data is being reviewed and will be updated in 2019.
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Forecast population
Forecast population 2041 forecast population: 386,029 2040 forecast population: 377,107 2039 forecast population: 368,006 2038 forecast population: 358,988 2037 forecast population: 349,777 2036 forecast population: 340,725 2035 forecast population: 331,636 2034 forecast population: 322,510 2033 forecast population: 313,347 2032 forecast population: 304,170 2031 forecast population: 294,980 2030 forecast population: 286,236 2029 forecast population: 276,919 2028 forecast population: 267,636 2027 forecast population: 258,137 2026 forecast population: 248,824 2025 forecast population: 239,511 2024 forecast population: 229,523 2023 forecast population: 220,202 2022 forecast population: 210,864 2021 forecast population: 202,072 2020 forecast population: 190,391 2019 forecast population: 179,301 2018 forecast population: 168,375 2017 forecast population: 158,923 2016 forecast population: 148,039
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id, November 2018.
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