Demographic and economic profiles

What is the community profile of Yarra?

The Census of Population and Housing (Census) is undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). On the second Tuesday of August every 5 years, the Census collects a range of demographic, social and economic information from all people and dwellings in Australia. The most recent Census was 9 August 2016.

The Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City of Yarra and its suburbs based on results from Censuses dating back to 1991. Data is communicated through charts, tables and helpful commentary, all of which you can easily download or share via social media.

The Community Profile helps you to understand:

  • the population and household characteristics of Yarra,
  • how the population and household characteristics are changing, and
  • how Yarra and its neighbourhoods compare to other areas local governments, Greater Melbourne and Victoria.

Also available is the Social Atlas which has 90 thematic maps showing how particular population groups are distributed across the City of Yarra.

The Community Profile and Social Atlas are administered by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the City of Yarra. The site will be updated with 2016 Census results as they are made available by the ABS.

What is the economic profile of Yarra?

The Economic Profile provides an interactive profile of the Yarra economy. This easy to use site presents an overview of workforce characteristics, industry contributions, the role of tourism and trends in the local economy.

Data is displayed through graphs, tables and interactive maps accompanied by accessible explanations and commentary. All maps, graphs, charts and text can be easily shared via social media and e-mail or exported as images, spreadsheets and PDFs.

The Economic Profile is administered by Remplan, on behalf of the City of Yarra.

For more information on Demographic and Economic profiles call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email