Tourism

Tourism is a major contributor to Melbourne's economy, and to national and international recognition of Melbourne as a great place to visit, live, work, invest, study and stage events. In 2016, 2517 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Tourism sector provided 41,211 jobs. The sector has total output worth $7.76 Billion and contributes $3.69 Billion 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 Tourism sector between 2002 and 2016.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments
Accommodation 10,806 286
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Accommodation 10,806 286
Food and Beverage Services 28,026 2023
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Clubs (Hospitality) 274 18
Pubs, Taverns and Bars 3,764 256
Cafes and Restaurants 23,988 1749
Road Transport 42 9
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Taxi and Other Road Transport 42 9
Water Transport 0 0
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Others 0 0
Air and Space Transport 190 17
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Air and Space Transport 190 17
Rental and Hiring Services (except Real Estate) 134 23
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Passenger Car Rental and Hiring 134 23
Administrative Services 2,013 159
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Travel Agency and Tour Arrangement Services 2,013 159
Total 41,211 2,517


Contribution to the local economy

The Tourism sector accounts for 9.04% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Tourism sector accounts for 4.0% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Tourism 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 Tourism sector.


Floor Space

The graph below details the total floor space occupied by the Tourism 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.