Hume City (map) is a place of great contrasts, taking pride in its rich heritage and history, its wonderful natural features, the internationally acclaimed Melbourne Airport, leading manufacturing and technology industries, award winning wineries, cultural diversity and its active community.
Hume is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia, not just because of the rich cultural diversity, but also due to the urban growth and development occurring across the City. Hume is located in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor, just 20 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. Hume's vast 504 square kilometres comprise approximately 65 percent rural land, 25 percent urban land and 10 percent occupied by the Melbourne Airport. It is bounded by Merri Creek, the Maribyrnong River, Western Ring Road, the Calder and Tullamarine Freeways, and the foothills of the Macedon Ranges. Hume city includes the rapidly growing urban centres of Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park and Sunbury and rural areas and townships of Bulla, Mickleham and Kalkallo.
Hume is a hive of activity with a rapidly expanding population of over 200,000 people - one of the fastest and largest growth municipalities in Melbourne. Population and urban growth continues to occur around the Sunbury and Craigieburn areas and is expected to continue, driven through the combination of greenfield development, potential expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) and regeneration of established suburbs such as Broadmeadows. In comparison to metropolitan Melbourne, Hume City residents are relatively younger in age. This may be attributed to Hume City offering affordable home-ownership opportunities to both existing and prospective families, as well as overseas migrants. Hume City has a rich cultural diversity. With almost one third of Hume City residents born overseas, the City has an extensive range of experiences and cultures to draw upon. Over one third of residents speak a language other than English at home.
This website contains economic and demographic information for the Hume City region. For additional information on the Hume City economy or to discuss investment opportunities, please contact the Hume City Council.