Regional Victorian LGAs with high population growth
As thousands of people are discovering every year, there's more to regional Victoria than just a home among the gum trees.
According to the most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released in 2022, nearly 1.6 million people are now calling regional Victoria home - an increase of 15 per cent from the Census prior.
By comparison, over the same period, New South Wales’ regional areas have grown by 8.6 per cent, and South Australia’s regional population grew by 6.7 per cent.
Whether they're seeking more affordable housing, a quieter lifestyle, or just the serenity, regional areas are making regional Victoria more appealing than ever before.
The population of Victoria is projected to grow to 8.7 million by the year 2051, with 2.3 million people expected to live in regional local government areas (LGAs).
While there are a lot of things to think about before moving regionally, here are the five fastest-growing areas of regional Victoria that you may want to consider.