North Melbourne

North Melbourne has undergone substantial change over the last 10 years. Some of these changes are due to boundary changes between 2006 and 2008.The total number of establishments increased by two thirds and employment by almost one third, with much of this occurring between 2006 and 2008. Health care and social assistance experienced the largest growth, more than doubling in size between 2002 and 2016, although professional, scientific and technical services is still the main employer. One third of floorpace is used for accommodation and this grew by 50% from 2002. Open space also increased, along with floorspace for storage/wholesale.

Headline Statistics

9,381

Local Jobs

1011

Establishments

$410

Median Rental Price

Combined data for North Melbourne-West Melbourne (Residential). Source: Department of Human Services, Victoria (DHS).

Floor Space in North Melbourne

The pie chart below provides a breakdown of floor space (both occupied and unoccupied) in North Melbourne at 2016.

The chart below shows the change in floor space (both occupied and unoccupied) in North Melbourne between 2002 and 2016.

Detailed Data Tables

The table below provides further detail regarding the mix of floor space in North Melbourne.

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Category Floor Space (Sqm)
Educational/ Research 34,431
Performances, Conferences, Ceremonies 28,158
Accommodation 914,135
Entertainment/ Recreation 74,740
Storage/Wholesale 221,727
Manufacturing 117,328
Hospital/ Clinic 12,380
Retail 55,265
Parking 124,227
Transport 2,747
Open space 673,106
Community use 7,326
Public display areas 429
Transport/Storage Uncovered 34,186
Office 166,842
Equipment installation 7,105

The table below provides detail regarding the quantity of floor space by year ( 2002- 2016) in North Melbourne.

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Year Floor Space (Sqm)
2002 576,938
2004 597,512
2006 615,177
2008 765,429
2010 742,308
2012 761,779
2014 706,147
2016 687,572
Industries by Employment ( 2016)
The graph below shows the industries located in North Melbourne, ordered by the number of jobs in each industry at 2016.
Change in Local Jobs (2002 to 2016)
The graph below details the number of employees in North Melbourne over time. The graph provides an insight into how industry has grown or declined in the local area over the last decade.
Detailed Data Table

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Industry Name 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016
Other Services 736 718 818 872 778 778 744 714
Arts and Recreation Services 400 390 259 350 349 397 323 361
Health Care and Social Assistance 469 527 506 720 811 1104 1125 1000
Education and Training 214 251 279 373 410 437 511 541
Public Administration and Safety 194 114 160 372 284 304 388 243
Administrative and Support Services 461 530 379 455 416 581 552 468
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 1089 1164 1152 1354 1556 1628 1771 1862
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 173 203 211 286 255 279 291 331
Financial and Insurance Services 197 226 162 265 174 196 193 193
Information Media and Telecommunications 186 275 343 389 269 270 242 251
Transport, Postal and Warehousing 380 397 367 410 357 313 254 166
Accommodation and Food Services 671 655 586 675 750 739 868 916
Retail Trade 617 588 668 759 722 594 554 534
Wholesale Trade 491 457 483 741 665 687 575 482
Construction 344 297 240 454 532 512 659 727
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 24 40 42 52 42 43 32 0
Manufacturing 657 587 530 701 788 721 603 587
Mining 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 8 4 13 0 0 6 6 5

North Melbourne Residential Rental Market

Residential Rental Prices (Per Week)

The chart below shows the median rental price for all dwellings in North Melbourne from June 2009.

The green band shows the price range of the middle 50% of rental properties in the area (also referred to as the interquartile range of rental prices). It provides an indication of the spread of rental prices in North Melbourne.

Residential Rental Volumes

The chart below shows the number of new leases that commenced in North Melbourne annually.

Detailed Data Table

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Period Year Median Price Rental Volume (Commencing Leases)
March 2006 290 1107
June 2006 290 1103
September 2006 295 1128
December 2006 295 1071
March 2007 290 1187
June 2007 292 1246
September 2007 292 1283
December 2007 300 1320
March 2008 318 1188
June 2008 330 1120
September 2008 345 1147
December 2008 350 1103
March 2009 350 1194
June 2009 360 1180
September 2009 380 1165
December 2009 390 1201
March 2010 370 1386
June 2010 370 1395
September 2010 360 1452
December 2010 370 1527
March 2011 395 1548
June 2011 395 1629
September 2011 400 1708
December 2011 400 1751
March 2012 390 1881
June 2012 390 1933
September 2012 380 1933
December 2012 379 2006
March 2013 385 1976
June 2013 390 1972
September 2013 391 1998
December 2013 400 1993
March 2014 395 2100
June 2014 390 2088
September 2014 395 2159
December 2014 396 2158
March 2015 395 2426
June 2015 400 2470
September 2015 400 2448
December 2015 395 2443
March 2016 395 2400
June 2016 400 2608
September 2016 410 2867