New population projections released for Victoria

06/06/2014 3:42 am

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 11.41.18 PMVictoria will likely be home to 10 million people by 2051, according to the latest population and household projections released by the state government this month.

The report shows that, judging by upwards trends in birth rates, life expectancy and migration, the strong population growth Victoria has been experiencing in recent years will continue:

  • Victoria’s population is likely to reach 10 million people by 2051, up from 5.7 million in 2013.
  • Greater Melbourne is likely to reach 7.8 million people by 2051, up from 4.3 million in 2013.
  • Victoria’s regions will likely grow to 2.2 million people, up from 1.4 million in 2013.
  • More than half of the regional growth to 2051 will come from people moving from Melbourne.