Social & Economic Profiling

Profiling Tools

Interested in looking closely at the G21 region's economic and social profile?

The G21 Region Profile (2014) provides a comprehensive ‘snapshot’ of wide-ranging regional data. It is an invaluable reference for business, government and community-sector planning.

Detailed economic data and reports for the G21 region are available below:

For Community Profiling tools: G21 Region Community Profile
For Economic Profiling tools: G21 Region Economic Profile

A Snapshot of our region:

  • In 2014, the G21 region had an estimated resident population of 297,479.
  • The G21 region grew at 7.7% between 2006 and 2011, which was slightly below the Victorian average of 8.5%.
  • In 2011, three-quarters of the region’s population lived in the City of Greater Geelong and more than 50% of the region’s total population lived in the Geelong urban area.
  • Between 2006 and 2011, the region’s population increased by 19,847, representing growth of 7.7% compared to the Victorian average growth of 8.5%. Surf Coast (18.8%) and Golden Plains (14.1%) experienced above average growth, while Greater Geelong (6.8%) and Colac Otway (0.2%) and Queenscliffe (-0.6%) had below average growth.
  • In 2011, all G21 LGA populations had a higher median age than the Victorian population (LGA range 39 - 55 years v’s 37 years). The Queenscliffe population (55 years) had the highest median age in the region and this was also the highest of any LGA in Victoria.
  • In 2011 the region had a higher proportion of people aged 50 years and over (36.3%) compared to the whole of Victoria (32.2%).
  • Most people who live in the G21 region were born in Australia (81%), which is notably higher than for the state average (69%).
  • A higher portion of our region’s population volunteer, compared with the state average (20.1% v 17.7%). 
  • A much higher portion of our region have attended a local community event in the last six months (G21 LGA range: 56.6% to 79.7% v 48.0% state-wide).

Please note, 2011 census population figures have been used above, except for the 2014 population figure, which is an estimated resident population.