Accommodation and Food Services

In 2018, 3087 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Accommodation and Food Services 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 Accommodation and Food Services sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Accommodation and Food Services sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Accommodation 10,198 298 2.351 1.123
Food and Beverage Services 37,934 2789 5.244 2.504
Total 48,132 3,087 7.595 3.627


Contribution to the local economy

The Accommodation and Food Services sector accounts for 10.04% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Accommodation and Food Services 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 Accommodation and Food Services 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 Accommodation and Food Services 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.