Docklands

Docklands is defined by the emergence of the financial and insurance services sector and the significant expansion of floorspace. Between 2002 and 2015, finance and insurance services grew from practically zero to 43% of jobs in the area. Public administration and safety still accounts for around 10% of jobs, but this is down from 43% in 2003. Floorspace increased considerably over the past decade; the fastest increase in the City and mostly due to new office space and accommodation. As measured by share of total employment, Docklands is now the third largest locality in the City (after the CBD and Southbank) and by far the fastest growing.

Headline Statistics

72,785

Local Jobs

1213

Establishments

$530

Median Rental Price

Floor Space in Docklands

The pie chart below provides a breakdown of floor space (both occupied and unoccupied) in Docklands at 2018.

The chart below shows the change in floor space (both occupied and unoccupied) in Docklands between 2002 and 2018.

Detailed Data Tables

The table below provides further detail regarding the mix of floor space in Docklands.

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Category Floor Space (Sqm)
Performances, Conferences, Ceremonies 1,899
Educational/ Research 22,343
Entertainment/ Recreation 298,096
Accommodation 1,083,926
Storage/Wholesale 21,843
Manufacturing 33,644
Parking 1,042,769
Retail 281,297
Transport 42,342
Open space 888,515
Community use 9,219
Transport/Storage Uncovered 63,855
Public display areas 2,492
Office 1,213,182
Equipment installation 73,939

The table below provides detail regarding the quantity of floor space by year ( 2002- 2018) in Docklands.

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Year Floor Space (Sqm)
2002 2,080,976
2004 2,383,293
2006 2,626,905
2008 3,160,606
2010 3,495,177
2012 3,849,180
2014 4,193,016
2016 4,557,329
2018 5,079,360
Industries by Employment ( 2018)
The graph below shows the industries located in Docklands, ordered by the number of jobs in each industry at 2018.
Change in Local Jobs (2002 to 2018)
The graph below details the number of employees in Docklands over time. The graph provides an insight into how industry has grown or declined in the local area over the last decade.
Detailed Data Table

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Industry Name 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
Other Services 40 34 48 61 277 438 516 523 572
Arts and Recreation Services 686 804 972 1055 964 984 1252 1058 1113
Health Care and Social Assistance 18 32 49 57 129 193 245 478 551
Education and Training 10 20 39 89 252 263 154 413 711
Public Administration and Safety 3075 3276 2739 3676 4017 4352 5193 7009 8916
Administrative and Support Services 533 286 361 425 594 668 1316 1544 1858
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 66 56 967 1120 2793 3008 6126 6095 10598
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 26 15 135 287 292 256 342 761 1233
Financial and Insurance Services 4 888 4550 7215 12116 12146 22731 22511 26566
Information Media and Telecommunications 300 291 1289 2062 3556 4802 4870 4390 4956
Transport, Postal and Warehousing 897 385 854 1363 1668 1921 2022 3185 3610
Accommodation and Food Services 949 1196 1696 1942 2338 3262 3143 3948 4057
Retail Trade 114 174 729 1218 2886 2689 2567 2549 2810
Wholesale Trade 18 26 41 62 1021 1119 1009 950 1108
Construction 23 34 83 302 380 597 516 518 642
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 12 26 0 0 0 0 0 1595 2615
Manufacturing 121 89 107 259 310 783 347 166 206
Mining 0 0 0 2 7 717 877 868 631
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 10 11 12 0 2 0 0 30 32

Docklands Residential Rental Market

Residential Rental Prices (Per Week)

The chart below shows the median rental price for all dwellings in Docklands from June 2009.

The green band shows the price range of the middle 50% of rental properties in the area (also referred to as the interquartile range of rental prices). It provides an indication of the spread of rental prices in Docklands.

Residential Rental Volumes

The chart below shows the number of new leases that commenced in Docklands annually.

Detailed Data Table

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Period Year Median Price Rental Volume (Commencing Leases)
March 2008 450 1045
June 2008 450 966
September 2008 475 920
December 2008 480 913
March 2009 500 925
June 2009 500 963
September 2009 500 1004
December 2009 500 1040
March 2010 500 1114
June 2010 500 1105
September 2010 510 1087
December 2010 520 1066
March 2011 530 1018
June 2011 540 974
September 2011 530 1022
December 2011 530 1079
March 2012 530 1202
June 2012 530 1288
September 2012 510 1532
December 2012 500 1683
March 2013 500 1726
June 2013 500 1804
September 2013 510 1728
December 2013 500 1750
March 2014 500 1954
June 2014 500 1931
September 2014 495 1860
December 2014 500 1767
March 2015 500 1608
June 2015 500 1671
September 2015 500 1666
December 2015 510 1646
March 2016 520 1742
June 2016 530 1731
September 2016 530 1796