Healthcare

Melbourne is home to a number of well-regarded public and private hospitals and medical research institutions. In 2018, 976 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Healthcare sector provided 36,794 jobs. The sector has total output worth $23 Billion and contributes $16.1 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 Healthcare sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments
Hospitals 27,489 26
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Others 27,489 26
Medical and Other Health Care Services 9,305 950
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Alternative Health Services 91 27
Physiotherapy Services 338 38
Optometry and Optical Dispensing 243 37
Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Services 621 47
General Practice Medical Services 475 54
Other Health Care Services n.e.c. 1,669 39
Dental Services 1,581 115
Other Allied Health Services 1,238 163
Specialist Medical Services 2,916 405
Others 133 25
Total 36,794 976


Contribution to the local economy

The Healthcare sector accounts for 7.68% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Healthcare sector accounts for 16.01% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

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