|4.3 million||Services, Leisure, Retail||Sydney CBD, Eastern Suburb|
Sydney is one of the cultural centres of the world, with over 1.5 million of the 4.3 million people living there born overseas, and over 250 different languages spoken in the city. It is also home to some of the world’s most well-known tourist attractions, and over 15 million people a year visit to see places like the Harbour and the famed Opera House.
One of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane has now become one of Australia’s largest business hubs. Though no single industry dominates the economy, IT, finance, public sector administration and higher education employ a significant of people in white-collar industries, whereas paper-milling, petrol refining and metalworking can be seen as a major component of blue-collar activities.
|4,529,500||Services, Transportation, Retail||St Kilda, Brunswick|
Melbourne is one of Australia’s largest cities and the city is home to Australia's largest and busiest seaport which handles more than $75 billion in trade every year. It is also a hotspot for tourists and has strengths in many areas, such as finance, transportation and technology.
|2,021,200||Retail, Food||West Perth|
Perth is Australia’s fourth largest city, and is home to one of the architectural wonders of the world, the Perth Arena. The centre of the city has also recently been home to a mining induced boom, where several commercial and residential projects are being built.
|6,000,000||Services, Tech & Media||Melbourne, Geelong|
Victoria is the smallest state on the Australian mainland, but makes up for it with economic success, dense populations, making it the second most populous state, and is also known as the Sporting Capital of the Australia, with events and grounds like the Melbourne Cricket Ground, known as Australia’s spiritual home of cricket.
|527,828||Recreation, Café Bars||Central Gold Coast, Southport|
Gold Coast is a city in Queensland, and is a major tourist destination for anyone visiting Australia, with theme parks, nightlife, surfing beaches and it’s sunny, subtropical climate. It will also host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will even further boost the economy here.
|899,447||Restaurants, Recreation, Retail||Brisbane, Gold Coast|
This state is known as the ‘Sunshine State’ and generates $4bn from tourism, with millions of people visiting every year. The Gold Coast of Queensland is also sometimes referred to as 'Australia's Theme Park Capital', with five major amusement parks.
This Indonesian island and province (including islands surrounding Bali) has a population of 4,225,000 as of 2014 and is an extremely popular tourist destination, with over 80% of national income coming from tourism. Bali is now one of Indonesia’s richest regions. It is also home to one of the most diverse areas of coral reef in the world.