Manufacturing

In 2016, 527 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Manufacturing sector provided 15,423 jobs. The sector has total output worth $5.24 Billion and contributes $1.75 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 Manufacturing sector between 2002 and 2016.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Polymer Product and Rubber Product Manufacturing 16 5 0.005 0.002
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 1,391 8 0.514 0.171
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 43 15 0.012 0.004
Basic Chemical and Chemical Product Manufacturing 2,933 14 1.023 0.34
Transport Equipment Manufacturing 3,291 17 1.212 0.403
Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 806 22 0.279 0.093
Textile, Leather, Clothing and Footwear Manufacturing 515 59 0.121 0.04
Food Product Manufacturing 1,067 58 0.318 0.106
Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 3,869 83 1.33 0.443
Printing (including the Reproduction of Recorded Media) 791 81 0.22 0.073
Furniture and Other Manufacturing 378 155 0.095 0.032
Others 323 10 0.116 0.039
Total 15,423 527 5.245 1.746


Contribution to the local economy

The Manufacturing sector accounts for 3.38% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Manufacturing sector accounts for 1.9% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

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


Floor Space

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