Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

In 2016, 2771 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector provided 78,690 jobs. The sector has total output worth $15.1 Billion and contributes $7.09 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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector between 2002 and 2016.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Computer System Design and Related Services 13,866 562 3.081 1.448
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services) 64,824 2209 11.997 5.638
Total 78,690 2,771 15.077 7.086


Contribution to the local economy

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector accounts for 17.27% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector accounts for 7.69% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Professional, Scientific and Technical 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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.


Floor Space

The graph below details the total floor space occupied by the Professional, Scientific and Technical 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.