Construction

In 2016, 329 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Construction sector provided 5,775 jobs. The sector has total output worth $1.99 Billion and contributes $630 Million 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 Construction sector between 2002 and 2016.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 689 21 0.239 0.076
Construction Services 1,989 131 0.647 0.205
Building Construction 3,097 177 1.104 0.349
Total 5,775 329 1.99 0.63


Contribution to the local economy

The Construction sector accounts for 1.27% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Construction sector accounts for 0.68% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

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


Floor Space

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