Population Size

Historical Population

In 2016, the population of Yea District (SA2) was 3,595 residents. It has increased by 129 residents since 2011. The number of residents has generally declined every year since 2006 up to 2010 and from then it has been increasing considerably. These figures are based on the ABS Estimated Residential Population, and are shown in the chart below.

Age Structure

Over the last decade, the median age in Yea District (SA2) has increased from 45 to 51 years old. The area is notably older than other parts of Murrindindi and significantly older than the rest of rural Victoria. Ageing of the local population also appears to be accelerating at a faster rate than other rural areas. The population has a high proportion of older adults (55+ years) and a very low proportion of younger adults (15 to 34 years).

Average Age

Dependency Ratio

The dependency ratio is a measure of the number of residents that are not of normal working age (e.g. too young or old to work) relative to the number of residents of working age (15 to 64 years old). The dependency ratio in Yea District has increased in recent years. This is due to the rapid ageing of the population in the area, and the outward migration of younger adults. For more information regarding the dependency ratio click here.

Age Groups


Population Density


Migration Patterns

Inward Migration