Tarneit’s diverse community

Tarneit is a rapidly expanding multicultural suburb. Over the next 20 years, the population of Tarneit is forecast to grow exponentially.  A larger proportion of its population were born overseas compared to Wyndham and we have welcomed many of those people to Grace. Here are some statistics painting the current picture of Tarneit.   


The population of Tarneit has increased by over 12,000 residents between 2011 and 2016. The current population of Tarneit is 34,562 people; approximately 16% of the total Wyndham population.


The population of Tarneit is forecast to increase by 182.5% between 2016 and 2036. In 20 years, the number of people living in Tarneit will increase to 89,417. The greatest period of growth is forecast between 2016 and 2021, when the population is expected to increase by 37%.


The median age of Tarneit residents is 30 years, which is younger than the Wyndham median age of 32 years. Tarneit has a larger proportion of young residents than Wyndham, in particular those aged 0-9 years old (22% and 18% respectively). 


The number of births to parents living in Tarneit was 759 in 2014, an increase of 69% since 2010.

Cultural Diversity

Half the population of Tarneit was born overseas, compared to 42% of residents across Wyndham. Less than half of all Tarneit residents speak English at home (41%), and the most common languages other than English include Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu and Arabic. 


There are 10,619 dwellings in Tarneit in 2016, and couples with children make up approximately 53% of family types. The average household size is 3.4 people, which is slightly higher than the average across Wyndham (3.1 people)


In 2011, 21% of Tarneit residents over 15 years of age had achieved a bachelor degree or higher qualification, compared to 19% of Wyndham residents.

Grace will enhance what is already a diverse and growing community, adding yet another unique dimension that will surely strengthen its bonds for a long time to come.

- Wyndham City Council