Dementia statistics for Victoria

Alzheimer’s Australia Vic commissioned research into the prevalence of dementia in Victoria and Australia.

Dementia prevalence at a glance, as at February 2016

Research commissioned by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic reveals there are 96,789 Victorians living with dementia in 2016. The research indicates this figure is predicted to rise to 386,397 by 2050 in the absence of a significant medical breakthrough.

Read the media release from 10 February 2016 about this research, conducted by NATSEM, University of Canberra, here. Listen to interviews with Maree McCabe, CEO Alzheimer's Australia Vic on 3AW, ABC Ballarat and ABC Gippsland. Listen to Dan and Jane Gardam talking to Jon Faine on 774ABC. Dan is 63 and living with dementia. Or you can read this story that featured across Leader Newspapers.

Read an overview of the research findings here*.

The following charts contain data for 2016 and projected data for 2050: click the links to read the PDF.

Click here to see the data by Victorian Local Government Areas*prev1


Click here to see the data by Victorian State Electoral Districts*.


Click here to see the data by Federal Electoral Divisions*.


Click here to see the data by Victorian Health Region*.



* All data sourced from a NATSEM University of Canberra. Research commissioned by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic in 2015.


General information about dementia and Alzheimer’s Australia Vic:

For a two page PDF of information about dementia and the work of Alzheimer’s Australia Vic in 2016 please click here.

National dementia statistics:

For a summary of dementia statistics in Australia, please click here.

For all media enquiries please contact Christine Bolt on 0400004553 or or Stephanie Puls on 0427757434 or

Victorian State Budget Submission 2016-17:

Alzheimer's Australia Vic offers this submission to inform the 2016-17 State Budget process and help the Government deliver support to the estimated 96,789 Victorians of all ages living with dementia. You can download this document here: