The Region

EAGA’s region covers approximately 3,000km2, extending from densely populated urban areas in the west to less populated rural areas in the east. The region includes a range of features:

  • 18% of Victoria’s population (1,011,641 total)
  • 34% of households considered low income
  • 25% of residents are renters and 26% are born overseas
  • 62% of businesses in the region are home-based
  • 43% of industries (by employment) are in healthcare, professional services, retail and manufacturing sectors
  • The industrial areas in Knox, Maroondah and Monash are a core strength of the region’s economy and major contributor to Victoria’s manufacturing sector