Information Communications Technology

Melbourne has become known as the "hatching" capital of Australia because of its strong research and development (R&D) base, supportive start-up business environment and the presence of established information, communication and technology (ICT) companies. In 2016, 723 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Information Communications Technology sector provided 35,530 jobs. The sector has total output worth $14.1 Billion and contributes $7.15 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 Information Communications Technology sector between 2002 and 2016.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments
Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 196 12
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 46 2
Other Electronic Equipment Manufacturing 150 10
Publishing (except Internet and Music Publishing) 179 9
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Software Publishing 179 9
Telecommunications Services 19,345 96
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Other Telecommunications Services 1,304 30
Other Telecommunications Network Operation 4,206 33
Wired Telecommunications Network Operation 13,835 33
Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals and Data Processing Services 1,874 42
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Electronic Information Storage Services 289 9
Data Processing and Web Hosting Services 319 8
Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals 1,266 25
Library and Other Information Services 70 2
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Others 70 2
Computer System Design and Related Services 13,866 562
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Computer System Design and Related Services 13,866 562
Total 35,530 723


Contribution to the local economy

The Information Communications Technology sector accounts for 7.8% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Information Communications Technology sector accounts for 7.76% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Information Communications Technology 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 Information Communications Technology sector.


Floor Space

The graph below details the total floor space occupied by the Information Communications Technology 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.