Manufacturing

In 2018, 496 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Manufacturing sector provided 13,636 jobs. The sector has total output worth $4.73 Billion and contributes $1.57 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 Manufacturing sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Wood Product Manufacturing 9 2 0.003 0.001
Primary Metal and Metal Product Manufacturing 262 5 0.098 0.033
Polymer Product and Rubber Product Manufacturing 24 6 0.008 0.003
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 1,608 7 0.6 0.2
Transport Equipment Manufacturing 2,106 12 0.795 0.265
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 25 10 0.008 0.003
Basic Chemical and Chemical Product Manufacturing 1,731 15 0.636 0.212
Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 545 16 0.193 0.064
Textile, Leather, Clothing and Footwear Manufacturing 539 61 0.132 0.044
Food Product Manufacturing 1,256 59 0.379 0.126
Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 4,300 85 1.529 0.509
Printing (including the Reproduction of Recorded Media) 820 72 0.235 0.078
Furniture and Other Manufacturing 338 143 0.089 0.03
Others 73 3 0.026 0.009
Total 13,636 496 4.731 1.575


Contribution to the local economy

The Manufacturing sector accounts for 2.85% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Manufacturing sector accounts for 1.57% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

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