Tourism

Tourism is a major contributor to Melbourne's economy, and to national and international recognition of Melbourne as a great place to visit, live, work, invest, study and stage events. In 2018, 2532 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Tourism sector provided 41,764 jobs. The sector has total output worth $7.84 Billion and contributes $3.73 Billion 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 Tourism sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments
Road Transport 23 7
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Taxi and Other Road Transport 23 7
Air and Space Transport 154 14
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Air and Space Transport 154 14
Food and Beverage Services 29,258 2045
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Clubs (Hospitality) 241 17
Pubs, Taverns and Bars 3,789 246
Cafes and Restaurants 25,228 1782
Administrative Services 1,990 150
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Travel Agency and Tour Arrangement Services 1,990 150
Accommodation 10,198 298
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Accommodation 10,198 298
Water Transport 0 0
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Others 0 0
Rental and Hiring Services (except Real Estate) 141 18
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Passenger Car Rental and Hiring 141 18
Total 41,764 2,532


Contribution to the local economy

The Tourism sector accounts for 8.72% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Tourism sector accounts for 3.71% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Tourism 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 Tourism 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.