Information Media and Telecommunications

In 2016, 274 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Information Media and Telecommunications sector provided 28,566 jobs. The sector has total output worth $14.1 Billion and contributes $7.31 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 Media and Telecommunications sector between 2002 and 2016.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Information Media and Telecommunications sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting 148 9 0.073 0.038
Library and Other Information Services 763 16 0.269 0.139
Broadcasting (except Internet) 2,354 14 0.867 0.449
Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals and Data Processing Services 1,874 42 0.942 0.488
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Activities 876 44 0.206 0.107
Publishing (except Internet and Music Publishing) 3,206 53 1.374 0.711
Telecommunications Services 19,345 96 10.378 5.374
Total 28,566 274 14.108 7.306


Contribution to the local economy

The Information Media and Telecommunications sector accounts for 6.27% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Information Media and Telecommunications sector accounts for 7.93% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Information Media and Telecommunications 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 Media and Telecommunications sector.


Floor Space

The graph below details the total floor space occupied by the Information Media and Telecommunications 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.