Construction

In 2018, 386 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Construction sector provided 6,656 jobs. The sector has total output worth $2.29 Billion and contributes $725 Million 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 Construction sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,055 25 0.375 0.119
Construction Services 2,037 146 0.662 0.209
Building Construction 3,564 215 1.253 0.396
Total 6,656 386 2.29 0.725


Contribution to the local economy

The Construction sector accounts for 1.39% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Construction sector accounts for 0.72% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

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