Economic profile of Geelong
With a population of more than 215,000 people, the City of Greater Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional centre. Located some 75 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, the municipality covers 1,245km², comprising country, coastal and suburban areas. The region is characterised by the multi-award winning Waterfront overlooking Corio Bay, the Bellarine Peninsula, the Barwon River, You Yangs Regional Park, wetlands, parklands and wildlife sanctuaries.
Total residential dwellings are estimated at 95,962 across more than 50 suburbs and townships. The population in the next 20 years is expected to reach 300,000. The city is a major centre for investment, with more than 15,000 businesses and a highly-skilled labour force of more than 91,000. Geelong is in an ideal position to attract new residents and investment.
The Geelong Manufacturing Council is well-placed to promote the region, both within the area, nationally and internationally. Comprising more than 100 locally-based manufacturers, stakeholders from government, education and service providers, our members have intricate knowledge of, and support for, the region.