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Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE)

The Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) provides comprehensive information about land use, employment and economic activity across the City of Melbourne, making it a valuable research tool.

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CLUE assists the City of Melbourne's business planning, policy development and strategic decision making. Investors, consultants, students, urban researchers, property analysts and businesses can also benefit from CLUE as it provides a better understanding of customers and the marketplace.

CLUE data includes:

  • industry structure and type (ANZSIC code and number of establishments or business locations)
  • floor space type and use (office, retail, industrial, accommodation or entertainment and office vacancy rates)
  • employment type (full-time, part-time, casual or contractor)
  • building information (number of floors, year of construction, gross floor area and lettable area)
  • venue and capacity measures (cafe or restaurant seats, childcare centre spaces, off-street car parking spaces, bicycle and shower facilities, residential dwellings, student dwellings, student beds, theatre and stadium seats, conference and meeting seats and gaming machines)
  • spatial distribution (maps, CLUE small areas, blocks and customised regions).


CLUE interactive visualisation

Explore the Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) data using our interactive visualisation.

How CLUE works

The City of Melbourne releases the census of land use and employment data yearly.  

Participation in the Property and Business Census

The City of Melbourne's Property and Business Census occurs across the municipality on an ongoing basis.

our acknowledgement

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The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.