Victoria in Future (population and households projections to 2051)

Released annually, Victoria in Future is the official state government projection of population and households. It includes trends and projections in birth rates, life expectancy, migration, and living arrangements across all of Victoria.

Victoria in Future 2016 (VIF2016) covers the period 2011 to 2051 for Victoria and the major regions. For Local Government Areas (LGA) and smaller areas (VIFSAs), it covers the period to 2031.

VIF2016 shows Victoria remains the fastest-growing state in the country with our population expected to reach 10.1 million by 2051. It reveals upwards trends in birth rates, life expectancy and migration, and projects that life expectancy will continue to increase.

Looking at trends in living arrangements – VIF2016 projects there will be 4.1 million households in Victoria by 2051.

While the majority of change will be in metropolitan Melbourne, strong population growth is also expected in major regional centres. Greater Geelong, Ballarat and Greater Bendigo between them are expected to account for half of Victoria’s regional growth to 2031.

Find out more at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

or download the report.