By understanding who lives and works in the local area, businesses can make more informed decisions and choices around how to engage and service their customers to sustain and grow their business.

Boroondara at a glance

The City of Boroondara has a population of 176,632 and includes 25,248 registered local businesses (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2021).

The City is 10km east of the CBD and easily accessible by all forms of transport, including trams and trains, and major arterial roads.

Boroondara is known for its tree-lined streets, quality housing, recreational facilities, health facilities (including the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre at The Austin Hospital, Kew) and a  number of small private hospitals.

There are also two tertiary institutions, Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Melbourne (Hawthorn Campus), as well as many private and public schools.

Boroondara includes several neighbourhood retail centres and many high quality cafes and restaurants.

Burwood customer
Glenferrie customer
Greythorn customer

Employment and Gross Regional Product

In the financial year ending June 2021, the City of Boroondara:

  • reported a Gross Regional Product of $12.39 billion
  • was the location for 81,609 jobs
  • included 99,186 employed residents.

(Source: Economy.id, City of Boroondara Economic Profile)

Key industries

The City’s largest employing industry in 2021 was Health Care and Social Assistance, with 14,584 jobs. Other key industries include Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12,065 jobs), Education and Training (11,852 jobs) and Retail Trade (9,842 jobs).

(Source: Economy.id, City of Boroondara Economic Profile)

More information

For more detailed economic information about our City, see the City of Boroondara Economic Profile on the id Community website.

For descriptions of the shopping villages in Boroondara, see our Shopping villages page.


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