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City of Melbourne

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Melbourne. The period 2016 to 2031, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
City of MelbourneForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population146,096201,268247,395293,371338,921384,024
Change in population (5yrs)--55,17246,12745,97645,55145,103
Average annual change--6.62%4.21%3.47%2.93%2.53%
Households67,21791,788112,690133,991155,366177,035
Average household size2.002.012.002.002.001.99
Population in non private dwellings11,42217,11921,95425,44628,72831,941
Dwellings75,913104,501129,611154,651179,161203,207
Dwelling occupancy rate88.5487.8386.9486.6486.7287.12

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2019.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2041 Average household size: 1.99 2040 Average household size: 1.99 2039 Average household size: 1.99 2038 Average household size: 1.99 2037 Average household size: 2.00 2036 Average household size: 2.00 2035 Average household size: 2.00 2034 Average household size: 2.00 2033 Average household size: 2.00 2032 Average household size: 2.00 2031 Average household size: 2.00 2030 Average household size: 2.00 2029 Average household size: 2.00 2028 Average household size: 2.00 2027 Average household size: 2.00 2026 Average household size: 2.00 2025 Average household size: 2.00 2024 Average household size: 2.00 2023 Average household size: 2.00 2022 Average household size: 2.00 2021 Average household size: 2.01 2020 Average household size: 2.01 2019 Average household size: 2.01 2018 Average household size: 2.01 2017 Average household size: 2.01 2016 Average household size: 2.00 2041 Average household size: 1.99 2040 Average household size: 1.99 2039 Average household size: 1.99 2038 Average household size: 1.99 2037 Average household size: 2.00 2036 Average household size: 2.00 2035 Average household size: 2.00 2034 Average household size: 2.00 2033 Average household size: 2.00 2032 Average household size: 2.00 2031 Average household size: 2.00 2030 Average household size: 2.00 2029 Average household size: 2.00 2028 Average household size: 2.00 2027 Average household size: 2.00 2026 Average household size: 2.00 2025 Average household size: 2.00 2024 Average household size: 2.00 2023 Average household size: 2.00 2022 Average household size: 2.00 2021 Average household size: 2.01 2020 Average household size: 2.01 2019 Average household size: 2.01 2018 Average household size: 2.01 2017 Average household size: 2.01 2041 Households: 177,036 2040 Households: 172,759 2039 Households: 168,404 2038 Households: 164,032 2037 Households: 159,646 2036 Households: 155,366 2035 Households: 151,077 2034 Households: 146,803 2033 Households: 142,522 2032 Households: 138,271 2031 Households: 133,991 2030 Households: 129,864 2029 Households: 125,592 2028 Households: 121,302 2027 Households: 116,981 2026 Households: 112,692 2025 Households: 108,406 2024 Households: 103,997 2023 Households: 99,626 2022 Households: 95,493 2021 Households: 91,793 2020 Households: 86,876 2019 Households: 82,488 2018 Households: 78,668 2017 Households: 73,644 2016 Households: 67,210 2041 Total population: 384,024 2040 Total population: 375,144 2039 Total population: 366,083 2038 Total population: 357,105 2037 Total population: 347,934 2036 Total population: 338,921 2035 Total population: 329,874 2034 Total population: 320,794 2033 Total population: 311,681 2032 Total population: 302,539 2031 Total population: 293,371 2030 Total population: 284,660 2029 Total population: 275,363 2028 Total population: 266,116 2027 Total population: 256,655 2026 Total population: 247,395 2025 Total population: 238,142 2024 Total population: 228,197 2023 Total population: 218,771 2022 Total population: 209,352 2021 Total population: 201,268 2020 Total population: 190,238 2019 Total population: 179,814 2018 Total population: 169,961 2017 Total population: 159,141 2016 Total population: 146,096
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2019.
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