Economic Research


MyVictoria is a free, useful tool created by the Victorian government, combining 50 sets of open data in one place. You can search for a given postcode, suburb, local government area or region and discover information on local businesses industries, building activity and government projects.

Retail precinct audit program

Each year, approximately 3,000 ground floor businesses across Yarra's 12 retail precincts are visited by our Economic Development officers, 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 and assist with strategic planning. 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. Contact us if you would like previous year's data.

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.