Economic Profile

The City of Greater Bendigo (map) is located in the geographic centre of Victoria, with a population of over 100,000 people. The region is part of the Jaara Country, the traditional land of people of the Dja Dja Wurrung language. With Bendigo as its largest centre, the municipality includes the thriving smaller communities of Heathcote, Elmore, Goornong, Marong, Redesdale and Axedale. Bendigo has been a major business and industry centre since the gold rush in the 1850s. The growing economy and vibrant community make Bendigo an exciting and progressive place to live.

The diversity of Bendigo's business is vast with a strong manufacturing sector, growth in retail to cater for the expanding population, business, finance and education. Whilst manufacturing is Bendigo's largest industry by economic output there has been substantial growth in all business sectors. Bendigo's business and manufacturing industry is comprised of multi-national, national and small to medium enterprises. For example, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is one of Bendigo's largest businesses and has grown to become a major player in Australia's finance industry. Headquartered in Bendigo, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is well established Australia wide with over 3000 staff and over 1 million customers. Gold mining, defence equipment, engineering and food manufacturing are other areas where industry has flourished in Bendigo.

This website is a great source of information, containing economic and demographic information for the Bendigo region. For additional information about the Bendigo economy, please contact the City of Greater Bendigo.