Economic Research

Retail precinct audit program

Each year, approximately 3,000 ground floor businesses are visited across 12 retail precincts in Yarra as part of an annual research program to incorporate information into Yarra's Geographic Information System (GIS). Changes to businesses and vacancies are recorded for all ground floor premises to monitor trends across Yarra and within each precinct. This information is available to existing and prospective businesses in the form of Precinct Pulse fact sheets, which can be downloaded below.

Further information on how this data is collected and categorised can be found in our Reader's Guide for Precinct Pulse. If you would like to compare last year's data, Precinct Pulse fact sheets from 2017 are also available. Data from 2014-2018 can be found below, in an interactive version on Tableau.

If you would like an understanding of Yarra's economy outside of retail precincts, you can visit the interactive data available at Yarra's economy profile.

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