Information Communications Technology

Melbourne has become known as the "hatching" capital of Australia because of its strong research and development (R&D) base, supportive start-up business environment and the presence of established information, communication and technology (ICT) companies. In 2018, 785 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Information Communications Technology sector provided 36,591 jobs. The sector has total output worth $13.1 Billion and contributes $6.6 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 Information Communications Technology sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments
Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals and Data Processing Services 2,589 42
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Electronic Information Storage Services 273 8
Data Processing and Web Hosting Services 619 8
Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals 1,697 26
Computer System Design and Related Services 16,896 627
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Computer System Design and Related Services 16,896 627
Telecommunications Services 16,003 81
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Other Telecommunications Services 1,275 24
Other Telecommunications Network Operation 2,297 22
Wired Telecommunications Network Operation 12,431 35
Publishing (except Internet and Music Publishing) 441 19
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Software Publishing 441 19
Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 347 12
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 218 6
Other Electronic Equipment Manufacturing 129 6
Library and Other Information Services 315 4
Sub-sectors Jobs Establishments
Others 315 4
Total 36,591 785


Contribution to the local economy

The Information Communications Technology sector accounts for 7.64% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Information Communications Technology sector accounts for 6.58% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Information Communications Technology 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 Information Communications Technology 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.