East Melbourne

East Melbourne is a combination of recreation and open space, government and health sector activity and residential areas. Almost one third of jobs are in health care and social assistance and a further one fifth in public administration and safety. It accounts for around 5% of all jobs in the City and a little under 4% of all establishments. Job growth between 2002 and 2015 was 20% and four sectors drove almost all of this (public administration; health care and social assistance; other services; and professional, scientific and technical services). Open space and accommodation make up 60% of all floorspace in East Melbourne and the greatest growth in floorspace was in accommodation.

Headline Statistics

22,119

Local Jobs

599

Establishments

$475

Median Rental Price

Floor Space in East Melbourne

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

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

Detailed Data Tables

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

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Category Floor Space (Sqm)
Educational/ Research 11,361
Performances, Conferences, Ceremonies 19,183
Accommodation 553,946
Storage/Wholesale 9,463
Entertainment/ Recreation 199,484
Manufacturing 0
Hospital/ Clinic 127,588
Parking 233,247
Retail 7,959
Transport 3,577
Open space 1,040,857
Community use 3,745
Public display areas 4,062
Office 298,778
Equipment installation 17,110

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

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Year Floor Space (Sqm)
2002 2,231,517
2004 2,247,371
2006 2,332,705
2008 2,344,508
2010 2,397,187
2012 2,412,165
2014 2,415,668
2016 2,447,411
2018 2,530,361
Industries by Employment ( 2018)
The graph below shows the industries located in East Melbourne, 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 East Melbourne 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 566 624 768 981 1078 1250 1371 1100 1250
Arts and Recreation Services 1587 1547 1538 1653 1611 1661 1561 1670 1724
Health Care and Social Assistance 6085 6278 5539 5980 6516 6795 7376 7746 4993
Education and Training 518 595 734 701 804 845 765 1132 1227
Public Administration and Safety 3922 3594 3670 4581 4701 4664 4538 4770 4823
Administrative and Support Services 239 219 187 177 262 249 244 168 200
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 1052 1123 1459 1583 1622 1596 1695 1732 1772
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 63 63 50 54 63 53 76 63 62
Financial and Insurance Services 2069 1287 720 962 997 1090 887 1112 1023
Information Media and Telecommunications 79 261 242 203 59 55 58 130 109
Transport, Postal and Warehousing 199 33 61 92 5 5 9 6 11
Accommodation and Food Services 2321 2314 2365 3045 2210 3431 3809 3939 3882
Retail Trade 59 50 69 84 110 88 70 78 74
Wholesale Trade 74 66 74 86 26 51 47 59 150
Construction 31 31 23 25 116 88 29 42 73
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 590 443 426 582 641 809 0 0 0
Manufacturing 355 520 585 593 526 602 665 618 745
Mining 0 0 0 0 4 4 6 0 1
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

East Melbourne Residential Rental Market

Residential Rental Prices (Per Week)

The chart below shows the median rental price for all dwellings in East Melbourne 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 East Melbourne.

Residential Rental Volumes

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

Detailed Data Table

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Period Year Median Price Rental Volume (Commencing Leases)
March 2008 350 487
June 2008 370 499
September 2008 380 512
December 2008 385 517
March 2009 390 504
June 2009 390 495
September 2009 400 529
December 2009 400 557
March 2010 410 617
June 2010 413 636
September 2010 413 628
December 2010 425 608
March 2011 430 559
June 2011 440 556
September 2011 450 524
December 2011 450 536
March 2012 450 532
June 2012 450 495
September 2012 460 496
December 2012 465 465
March 2013 460 472
June 2013 460 496
September 2013 460 527
December 2013 460 550
March 2014 460 560
June 2014 470 544
September 2014 460 510
December 2014 460 496
March 2015 470 477
June 2015 450 493
September 2015 470 490
December 2015 475 503
March 2016 470 484
June 2016 475 470
September 2016 475 486