Manningham (map) is located 12 kilometres from Melbourne and being at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, offers a unique balance of city and country. The City has a total land area of 114 square kilometres, including substantial green open spaces. The municipality is mostly defined by natural boundaries: the Yarra to the north and west, Koonung Creek to the south. The Mullum Mullum Creek divides Manningham into two distinct areas with the land to the west being urban in character and primarily rural/residential land to the east.

Manningham has a thriving and diverse local economy serviced by more than 12,000 active businesses. The city’s economic profile is characterised by a high proportion of home based and micro businesses and approximately 1,500 commercially rated premises.The most common industry sectors in which residents are employed are: Retail Trade (18.9%), Health Care and Social Assistance (15.5%) and Education and Training (11.5%). In terms of output, the top industry sectors are: Construction; Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. The Gross Regional Product (GRP) of the City of Manningham is estimated at $4.255 billion.

This website presents economic and demographic insights for Manningham. For further information and assistance in relation to business and investment please contact Manningham City Council’s Economic Development and Tourism team, phone: +61 3 9840 9338.