Advanced Manufacturing

The advanced manufacturing industry in Melbourne includes aerospace, automotive, marine, precision sheet metal work and defence. In 2018, 96 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Advanced Manufacturing sector provided 6,902 jobs. The sector has total output worth $2.44 Billion and contributes $812 Million in Gross Local Product to the City of Melbourne economy.

Number of Jobs ( 2002 - 2018)

The graph below shows the change in the number of jobs in the Advanced Manufacturing sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Advanced Manufacturing sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments
Polymer Product and Rubber Product Manufacturing 24 6
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Others 24 6
Transport Equipment Manufacturing 2,033 9
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 29 2
Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair Services 1,126 1
Others 878 6
Basic Chemical and Chemical Product Manufacturing 896 9
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Fertiliser Manufacturing 122 2
Cosmetic and Toiletry Preparation Manufacturing 15 4
Others 759 3
Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 3,949 72
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 218 6
Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 13 2
Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing 2,624 5
Other Electronic Equipment Manufacturing 129 6
Other Professional and Scientific Equipment Manufacturing 538 17
Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing 374 31
Others 53 5
Total 6,902 96


Contribution to the local economy

The Advanced Manufacturing sector accounts for 1.44% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Advanced Manufacturing sector accounts for 0.81% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Advanced Manufacturing 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.


Floor Space

The graph below details the total floor space occupied by the Advanced Manufacturing sector in the City of Melbourne between 2002 and 2018 (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.