Demographics/Population

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Surf Coast Shire Profile

The Surf Coast Shire Community Profile provides detailed information from the 1991 to the 2016 Census periods and is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

Surf Coast Shire includes the localities of Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Bambra, Barrabool, Bellbrae, Bells Beach, Benwerrin, Big Hill, Birregurra (part), Boonah, Breamlea (part), Buckley, Connewarre (part), Deans Marsh, Eastern View, Fairhaven, Freshwater Creek, Gherang, Gnarwarre, Inverleigh (part), Jan Juc, Lorne, Modewarre, Moggs Creek, Moriac, Mount Duneed (part), Mount Moriac, Ombersley (part), Paraparap, Pennyroyal (part), Torquay, Wensleydale, Winchelsea (part), Winchelsea South and Wurdiboluc.

Community profiles are available at municipal and locality level. Localities shown on this page may extend outside the boundaries of Surf Coast Shire, with data given relating to the whole locality, not just the area inside Surf Coast Shire.

Surf Coast Population Forecasts

The Surf Coast Shire population forecast for 2019 is 32,651, and is forecast to grow to 45,717 by 2036.

The Surf Coast Shire population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2016 and 2036.

The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.

These forecasts were last updated in October 2017 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of Surf Coast Shire. Forecasts are available for each year from 2016 to 2036.

Surf Coast Regional Profile

This provides an analysis of wide-ranging data including land use, economic development, employment, river health, water usage, climate and rainfall, building approvals, urban settlement, community services, crime rates, property values and human health and wellbeing.

The Profile was produced by the G21 - Geelong Regional Alliance in 2019.

 For more information:

Surf Coast Region Profile

Surf Coast Data Tables

G21 Region Profile and other G21 Councils