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City of MelbournePopulation forecast

City of Melbourne

Non-private dwellings

15,831 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in the City of Melbourne in 2020.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
City of MelbourneYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
City of Melbourne11,42231,941+20,520+16,848+1,330
East Melbourne502502000
Melbourne (CBD)2,76211,048+8,286+7,6040
Melbourne (Remainder)210210000
North Melbourne1,0344,131+3,097+2,306+570
Port Melbourne1010000
South Yarra208208000
West Melbourne (Industrial)22000
West Melbourne (Residential)483483000
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2019.

Key findings

There were 11,422 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in the City of Melbourne in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in the City of Melbourne is expected to increase to 25,446 persons in 2031 and to 31,941 persons in 2041.

Between 2016 and 2031, Melbourne (CBD) is forecast to experience the greatest change, with a gain of 8286 persons in non-private dwellings. This is due to an increase of persons in non-private dwellings aged 18 to 24 years, which is predominantly student accommodation.

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