Whitehorse City Council

Whitehorse Economic Profile

A snapshot of the City of Whitehorse economy reveals: 

  • A $8.631 billion economy that is strategically integrated within the wider regional economy (refer to Value Added table)
  • Approximately 61,000 jobs supported by a large proportion of the resident workforce
  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Register (ABSBR) lists trading businesses with active Australian Business Numbers (ABN) in Whitehorse at 14,554 (2011)*.  It is estimated that there are around 9,000 businesses based in Whitehorse related to a premise/location.

Further information on the Whitehorse economy can be found by viewing the online economic profile.  

The profile is a valuable resource for local businesses, potential investors, government agencies, the media, consultants, universities and students. Users are able to generate graphs, charts and maps to suit their requirements as well access industry specific information in addition to data on tourism within the municipality, the workforce and general trends in Whitehorse population. Each data set has the ability to be benchmarked against various surrounding regions. 

The economic profile can also be viewed in Chinese to increase promotion of trade and investment opportunities between Australia and China. 

Whitehorse City Council also provides statistics on the general community.

* Source: Australia Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, Cat. 8165.0 (Jun 2011, Released 31 Jan 2012). The ABSBR contains counts and rates of business entries and exits from the Australian economy as well as counts and rates pertaining to the survival of businesses. This count only includes businesses which actively traded in goods or services during the reference period.