Statistics and data

Economic Development provides expert intelligence on the Geelong regional economy.

We can assist you with:

  • Data on population, GRP, unemployment, job ads, construction activity and housing prices
  • Regional economic news
  • Industry, demographic and forecast data
  • Key economic indicators and regional assets
  • Business support services
  • Economic impact assessments (using REMPLAN economic modeling) to support business growth and grant applications

Geelong Economic Profile Video

Economic Development have produced a new video celebrating Geelong as a clever and creative city offering diverse opportunities for investment and development.

The video highlights the Geelong's many investment advantages and our bright future as a collaborative, innovative, design-focused city.

Fast Facts

Geelong Fast Facts has the latest stats on population, building activity, median house prices, jobs, commuters and major employers. It's a quick reference that highlights our region's key infrastructure, research, education, tourism and health assets. Pick up a hard copy at one of our customer service centres or contact us at

Stats Centre

Quarterly updates on unemployment, job advertisements, building activity, and house prices.

  • Click on each economic indicator for more detailed statistics and analysis.
Economic indicator
Latest update
Unemployment rate
(Geelong SA4)
December 2019
New online job advertisements
(Geelong and Surf Coast)
December 2019
Domestic building activity
(City of Greater Geelong)
December 2019
New dwelling approvals
(City of Greater Geelong)
December 2019
Non-domestic building activity**
(City of Greater Geelong)
December 2019
Median house prices
(City of Greater Geelong)
December 2019

Note: The Geelong SA4 area includes the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, Surf Coast Shire and the majority of the Golden Plains Shire.
^Unemployment rate data is based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) original data (sourced from survey respondents rather than trend or seasonally adjusted data). The ABS advises that their unemployment rate data be adjusted to a 12-month rolling average to smooth out some of the volatility in the monthly data.
*$ million.
**Figures are as provided to City of Greater Geelong (which may not always include stage breakdowns).

Economic indicators

Industry, demographic and forecast data

City of Greater Geelong economic and demographic profile sites.

Regional economic news summary

Read month by month summaries of published media and press releases related to Greater Geelong's economy.

Resources and data sites

For additional data resources and information on business support services.

Page last updated: Friday, 6 March 2020