Melbourne’s fast growing population requiring more homes

Over 2 Million new dwellings are required to meet population growth

… that is 63,000 new dwellings per year for the next 35 years !

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Today a very interesting eye opening article was released by the Urban Development Institute of Australia pointing out the fact that a lot more dwellings are required to house Melbourne and Victorian strengthening population growth. Revised from 7.1 million to 10 million residences by 2051!

Requiring 2 200,000 (2.2 million) new dwellings equating to around 62,857 new dwellings per annum over the next 35 years!!

Can you now identify with your Investment Potential ?

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Media release   19.07.2016                            

More homes required for Melbourne’s growing population

According to new figures released by the Victorian government, Victoria is the fastest growing state in Australia and our population is expected to rise to over 10 million by 2051.

The report on Victoria’s population and household projections to 2051, Victoria in Future 2016, indicates upward trends in migration, birth rates and life expectancy.

“The figures show strong population growth across the state will continue,” said Danni Addison, Victorian Chief Executive of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

“Melbourne’s population is set to double within 15 years, meaning we need new housing to accommodate the growth. Policy-makers need to take these figures on board, plan ahead and ensure the decisions they make now lead us to a liveable city by the time these projections are realised.

“These figures reinforce the strong economic foundations of Victoria. A growing population is a good thing, and our industry will build the new homes our community needs,” said Ms Addison.

The report indicates that an extra 2.2 million dwellings will be necessary to house the state’s population by 2051, with housing for families with children to be the most in-demand. This means we require almost 63,000 new dwellings per year over the next 35.

49 per cent of the population projected to 2031 is expected to flow into the designated growth areas, and the western region is forecast to see the greatest volume to 2031, with Wyndham and Melton both among the top three growth areas.

“We clearly need more housing. If we are to create over 2 million homes – 40% of which are to accommodate families with kids – then government needs to relieve regulatory pressures on the residential development industry, especially in regards to housing new communities in our growth areas.

“The Institute looks forward to working with the government, using these projections to manage and plan for Victoria’s growing population,” said Ms Addison.

Victoria in Future 2016 is an official document produced by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Results are based on population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the 2011 Census.


The Urban Development Institute of Australia (the Institute) is a nationally recognised body that advocates for Australia’s urban development industry. In Victoria, the Institute informs and engages government and industry members, enabling better policy and better business decisions.

With a primary focus on the residential property sector, the Institute protects and promotes over 350 member companies across Victoria including developers and a range of other professionals involved in producing, financing and marketing residential property.

Victoria Population Growth 2016

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One thought on “Melbourne’s fast growing population requiring more homes”

  1. Seems like we have something positive going on in the real estate industry. Thanks for posting this info.

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