Marvellous Melbourne reborn

eBook: current and future Victorian population patterns and housing trends

Melbourne is in the midst of massive population growth but how will Australia's cultural capital fare in the future?

The population is rapidly changing as Victoria transforms from 'rustbelt' state to knowledge economy.

In this eBook, we look at what's driving Victoria's current period of population growth and explore how the state's population will change in the future.

The initial 'Marvellous Melbourne' period of the late 1880s saw Melbourne rapidly grow to become larger than many European cities of the time. The legacy of this era can still be seen today through many of Melbourne's iconic structures, such as its civic buildings and the railway and tramway network.

While the population has ebbed and flowed over the years, one of Victoria's most remarkable periods of population growth is happening right now.

.id's Small Area Forecast information (.id SAFi) forms the basis of the analysis for this eBook. .id SAFi's Victorian population forecasts provide a future view of the state's population at a micro-geographic level for more than 7,000 local areas.