Wholesale Trade

In 2016, 425 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Wholesale Trade sector provided 7,306 jobs. The sector has total output worth $2.31 Billion and contributes $1.14 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 Wholesale Trade sector between 2002 and 2016.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling 483 11 0.15 0.075
Commission-Based Wholesaling 363 52 0.148 0.073
Basic Material Wholesaling 542 40 0.193 0.096
Machinery and Equipment Wholesaling 1,499 105 0.551 0.273
Other Goods Wholesaling 1,741 141 0.518 0.257
Grocery, Liquor and Tobacco Product Wholesaling 2,678 76 0.745 0.37
Total 7,306 425 2.306 1.143


Contribution to the local economy

The Wholesale Trade sector accounts for 1.6% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Wholesale Trade sector accounts for 1.24% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

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


Floor Space

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