According to Nine News, Melbourne could be Australia’s biggest city by 2030. Melbourne is growing by 126,000 people per year, the report said, 36,000 people more than Sydney. What’s more, four of the five fastest growing suburbs in Australia are in Melbourne. This week, we look at our city’s population growth, and what it means for Melbourne’s locksmiths.
Melbourne’s Population Centre
Melbourne’s population growth has shifted our population centre. A population centre is the point in a city, on average, everyone is closest to. If the population were represented by a circle overlaying the map of Melbourne, the population centre would be the very middle of this circle. In 2006, the population centre was further north, in the suburb of Hadfield. With a lot of developments happening in Melbourne’s South East, the population centre has shifted. The Age reports that Melbourne’s population centre is now in Coburg North. Specifically, Melbourne’s population centre is a chocolate factory in Bakers Rd!
What this means for Melbourne’s Locksmiths
Currently at 4.7 million, Melbourne’s population is expected to hit 5 million people by 2021. In 2 years, 300,000 people are expected to move into Melbourne’s suburbs. As Melbourne continues to grow, so too will its need for domestic locksmiths. Plan Melbourne, the Victorian Government’s plan to manage our city’s growth from now until 2050, purports to be planning the development of 1.6 million homes over the next thirty years. A number of these homes will be in “20 minute neighbourhoods”, with public transport connecting these neighbourhoods to the CBD within 20 minutes.
And as Melbourne develops, so too does its commercial and residential locksmith technologies. We are already seeing more and more Melbourne homes adopt electronic security, such as Assa Abloy access control systems and smartphone compatible home alarms. Assa Abloy even believe that by 2030, the majority of homes will have smart locks installed.
By 2030, the population of The City of Melbourne, the LGA stretching from Docklands and South Wharf to Carlton and North Melbourne, is expected to double. With more houses and apartment blocks, and more residential security solutions available, Melbourne’s locksmiths are going to be busy in the decades ahead.
More people also means more jobs and more of the cafes, stores and funky hangouts Melbourne is known for. Already, we are seeing massive commercial developments happening in Richmond and the inner north, and wonderfully exciting cafe conversions in Brunswick. Plan Melbourne promises that these developments are just the start. We’re excited to see the new developments, and help them out with their commercial security in the years ahead.
Amalgamated Locksmiths have been providing residential, automotive, commercial and emergency locksmith services in Melbourne since 1984 — back when our population was around 2.9 million. Since then, we have offered free on-site quotes for Melbourne’s homes and businesses, and have enjoyed watching our local Collingwood develop into the cultural hub it is today.
So for all your locksmith needs, including emergency locksmith services, in Melbourne, contact Amalgamated Locksmiths today.