Located north-west of Melbourne, Grampians region estimated resident population in 2011 was 223,848. The population of Grampians region as a whole is projected to grow to 261,679 by 2021.
Grampians region population is ageing at a rate a higher than Victoria as a whole. In 2011, the percentage of people aged 65 year and over was 16.1% (Victoria 14%) and will be 20.6% in 2021 (Victoria 16.7%).
The percentage of persons needing assistance with core activities (self-care, mobility and communication because of a long-term health condition, disability or old age) is 6.1%, higher than the Victorian average (5%). Life expectancy in the region is lower than the Victorian average and the burden of disease is higher.