Melbourne is home to a number of well-regarded public and private hospitals and medical research institutions. In 2016, 957 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Healthcare sector provided 36,036 jobs. The sector has total output worth $22.2 Billion and contributes $15.5 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 Healthcare sector between 2002 and 2016.

Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments
Hospitals 27,020 27
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Others 27,020 27
Medical and Other Health Care Services 9,016 930
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Alternative Health Services 89 22
Physiotherapy Services 344 40
Optometry and Optical Dispensing 222 38
Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Services 641 45
General Practice Medical Services 550 53
Other Health Care Services n.e.c. 1,591 44
Dental Services 1,598 116
Other Allied Health Services 1,116 163
Specialist Medical Services 2,756 386
Others 109 23
Total 36,036 957

Contribution to the local economy

The Healthcare sector accounts for 7.91% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Healthcare sector accounts for 16.79% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

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

Floor Space

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