Health Care and Social Assistance

In 2016, 1141 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector provided 41,172 jobs. The sector has total output worth $25.8 Billion and contributes $18 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 Health Care and Social Assistance sector between 2002 and 2016.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Health Care and Social Assistance sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Hospitals 27,020 27 16.418 11.449
Residential Care Services 960 24 0.552 0.385
Social Assistance Services 4,176 160 2.588 1.805
Medical and Other Health Care Services 9,016 930 6.206 4.328
Total 41,172 1,141 25.764 17.967


Contribution to the local economy

The Health Care and Social Assistance sector accounts for 9.03% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Health Care and Social Assistance sector accounts for 19.5% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Health Care and Social Assistance 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 Health Care and Social Assistance sector.


Floor Space

The graph below details the total floor space occupied by the Health Care and Social Assistance 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.