Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

In 2016, 186 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services sector provided 9,690 jobs. The sector has total output worth $6.91 Billion and contributes $3.04 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 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services sector between 2002 and 2016.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Gas Supply 397 4 0.275 0.121
Waste Collection, Treatment and Disposal Services 255 6 0.143 0.063
Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Services 73 5 0.055 0.024
Electricity Supply 8,965 171 6.432 2.829
Total 9,690 186 6.905 3.037


Contribution to the local economy

The Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services sector accounts for 2.13% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services sector accounts for 3.3% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 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 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services sector.


Floor Space

The graph below details the total floor space occupied by the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 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.