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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
SouthbankForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population20,28029,04738,82548,30551,17453,288
Change in population (5yrs)--8,7679,7789,4792,8702,113
Average annual change--7.45%5.97%4.47%1.16%0.81%
Households10,08514,57119,56624,45426,09827,400
Average household size1.931.941.941.941.931.92
Population in non private dwellings772772772772772772
Dwellings11,54817,07223,06028,72030,12031,120
Dwelling occupancy rate87.3385.3584.8585.1586.6588.05

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: 1.92 2040 Average household size: 1.92 2039 Average household size: 1.92 2038 Average household size: 1.93 2037 Average household size: 1.93 2036 Average household size: 1.93 2035 Average household size: 1.93 2034 Average household size: 1.94 2033 Average household size: 1.94 2032 Average household size: 1.94 2031 Average household size: 1.94 2030 Average household size: 1.95 2029 Average household size: 1.95 2028 Average household size: 1.95 2027 Average household size: 1.95 2026 Average household size: 1.94 2025 Average household size: 1.94 2024 Average household size: 1.94 2023 Average household size: 1.94 2022 Average household size: 1.94 2021 Average household size: 1.94 2020 Average household size: 1.94 2019 Average household size: 1.94 2018 Average household size: 1.94 2017 Average household size: 1.94 2016 Average household size: 1.93 2041 Average household size: 1.92 2040 Average household size: 1.92 2039 Average household size: 1.92 2038 Average household size: 1.93 2037 Average household size: 1.93 2036 Average household size: 1.93 2035 Average household size: 1.93 2034 Average household size: 1.94 2033 Average household size: 1.94 2032 Average household size: 1.94 2031 Average household size: 1.94 2030 Average household size: 1.95 2029 Average household size: 1.95 2028 Average household size: 1.95 2027 Average household size: 1.95 2026 Average household size: 1.94 2025 Average household size: 1.94 2024 Average household size: 1.94 2023 Average household size: 1.94 2022 Average household size: 1.94 2021 Average household size: 1.94 2020 Average household size: 1.94 2019 Average household size: 1.94 2018 Average household size: 1.94 2017 Average household size: 1.94 2041 Households: 27,400 2040 Households: 27,162 2039 Households: 26,894 2038 Households: 26,628 2037 Households: 26,362 2036 Households: 26,098 2035 Households: 25,835 2034 Households: 25,573 2033 Households: 25,312 2032 Households: 25,040 2031 Households: 24,454 2030 Households: 23,863 2029 Households: 22,929 2028 Households: 21,822 2027 Households: 20,685 2026 Households: 19,565 2025 Households: 18,442 2024 Households: 17,214 2023 Households: 16,219 2022 Households: 15,195 2021 Households: 14,570 2020 Households: 13,526 2019 Households: 12,391 2018 Households: 11,975 2017 Households: 10,913 2016 Households: 10,084 2041 Total population: 53,288 2040 Total population: 52,916 2039 Total population: 52,480 2038 Total population: 52,046 2037 Total population: 51,610 2036 Total population: 51,174 2035 Total population: 50,737 2034 Total population: 50,299 2033 Total population: 49,864 2032 Total population: 49,405 2031 Total population: 48,305 2030 Total population: 47,202 2029 Total population: 45,392 2028 Total population: 43,232 2027 Total population: 41,012 2026 Total population: 38,825 2025 Total population: 36,631 2024 Total population: 34,224 2023 Total population: 32,261 2022 Total population: 30,248 2021 Total population: 29,047 2020 Total population: 27,010 2019 Total population: 24,801 2018 Total population: 24,008 2017 Total population: 21,890 2016 Total population: 20,280
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2019.
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