VIC ’14 population projection released, estimates 1.7m more people by 2051
The Victoria In Future 2014 population projection Fact Sheets have been released for Victoria and Greater Melbourne. These projections replace the VIF 2012 forecasts.
The population has grown by a larger amount than projected in the 2008 and 2012 forecasts (due to changes in migration and birth/death rates), with 1.7m more people expected to be resident in Victoria at 2051 than was forecast in the 2008 publication. The State Government is now planning for 10m people by 2051.
Also, strong growth in Victoria’s regional cities (which include Ballarat, Greater Bendigo, Greater Geelong, Wodonga etc), with 54% of people living beyond Greater Melbourne anticipated to live in one of these regional cities by 2031.
More detailed projections (at LGA level) are set to be released soon.