Hume City is a growing, urban fringe municipality about 20 kms from Melbourne's central business district. The southern parts of the city are well-established urban areas, while the north remains rural in character. Almost 29% of its residents were born overseas. It has a young community with 31% of persons aged under 18. Hume is at the Hume Highway, Calder Highway and Metropolitan Ring Road crossroads. It includes the busy Melbourne Airport. The main industries include motor vehicle and part manufacturing, air and space transport, other services to transport, electronic equipment manufacturing.