Hospitality

Melbourne is a culturally diverse and colourful city with an endless variety of culinary, beverage, accommodation and event experiences on offer. In 2018, 3087 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Hospitality sector provided 48,132 jobs. The sector has total output worth $7.6 Billion and contributes $3.63 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 Hospitality sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments
Food and Beverage Services 37,934 2789
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Clubs (Hospitality) 241 17
Catering Services 3,451 47
Pubs, Taverns and Bars 3,789 246
Takeaway Food Services 5,225 697
Cafes and Restaurants 25,228 1782
Accommodation 10,198 298
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Accommodation 10,198 298
Total 48,132 3,087


Contribution to the local economy

The Hospitality sector accounts for 10.04% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Hospitality sector accounts for 3.62% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

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