Advanced Manufacturing

The advanced manufacturing industry in Melbourne includes aerospace, automotive, marine, precision sheet metal work and defence. In 2016, 99 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Advanced Manufacturing sector provided 7,657 jobs. The sector has total output worth $2.66 Billion and contributes $885 Million in Gross Local Product to the City of Melbourne economy.

Number of Jobs ( 2002 - 2016)

The graph below shows the change in the number of jobs in the Advanced Manufacturing sector between 2002 and 2016.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Advanced Manufacturing sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments
Polymer Product and Rubber Product Manufacturing 16 5
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Others 16 5
Transport Equipment Manufacturing 3,259 16
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 176 3
Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services 1,438 3
Others 1,645 10
Basic Chemical and Chemical Product Manufacturing 866 8
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Fertiliser Manufacturing 147 2
Cosmetic and Toiletry Preparation Manufacturing 6 1
Others 713 5
Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 3,516 70
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 46 2
Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 9 1
Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing 2,517 5
Other Electronic Equipment Manufacturing 150 10
Other Professional and Scientific Equipment Manufacturing 313 11
Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing 402 31
Others 79 10
Total 7,657 99


Contribution to the local economy

The Advanced Manufacturing sector accounts for 1.68% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Advanced Manufacturing sector accounts for 0.96% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Advanced Manufacturing sector in the City of Melbourne. The graph describes the proportion of employees that can be considered as part-time, full-time, casual and contractors. The graph also details the proportion of female and male employees in the Advanced Manufacturing sector.


Floor Space

The graph below details the total floor space occupied by the Advanced Manufacturing sector in the City of Melbourne between 2002 and 2016 (in square metres). The figures provide an alternative measure of growth or decline in the sector. The figures are also relevant for understanding how this industry is impacting on then local commerical property market.