Wholesale Trade

In 2018, 392 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Wholesale Trade sector provided 6,749 jobs. The sector has total output worth $2.14 Billion and contributes $1.06 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 Wholesale Trade sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

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

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling 514 8 0.158 0.079
Basic Material Wholesaling 326 41 0.112 0.056
Commission-Based Wholesaling 321 45 0.134 0.066
Grocery, Liquor and Tobacco Product Wholesaling 2,054 78 0.579 0.287
Machinery and Equipment Wholesaling 1,575 86 0.58 0.288
Other Goods Wholesaling 1,959 134 0.573 0.284
Total 6,749 392 2.136 1.06


Contribution to the local economy

The Wholesale Trade sector accounts for 1.41% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Wholesale Trade sector accounts for 1.06% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

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