Economic research

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State and federal research

  • MyVictoria is a free tool from the Victorian government, combining 50 sets of open data. Search for a postcode, suburb, local government area or region and discover information on local businesses industries, building activity and government projects.

  • Our economic profile provides an interactive understanding of Yarra's workforce characteristics, industry contributions, the role of tourism and trends in the local economy.

  • Our community profile is based on results from the 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. This profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

Our strategy

These plans and strategies outline how we work with local businesses to support economic growth in Yarra

Our research

Each year, we visit approximately 3,000 ground floor businesses across our 12 retail precincts, to incorporate information into Yarra's Geographic Information System (GIS).

We record vacancies and changes to businesses to monitor trends and assist with strategic planning. This information is available below in the form of Precinct Pulse fact sheets.

Further information on how this data is collected and categorised can be found in our Reader's Guide for Precinct PulseContact us if you would like previous years' data.