Transport, Postal and Warehousing

In 2018, 327 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing sector provided 15,825 jobs. The sector has total output worth $5 Billion and contributes $2.31 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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Transport, Postal and Warehousing sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Air and Space Transport 154 14 0.049 0.023
Water Transport 749 21 0.254 0.118
Other Transport 469 26 0.137 0.063
Rail Transport 2,406 28 0.814 0.377
Warehousing and Storage Services 987 38 0.277 0.128
Postal and Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services 4,665 38 1.518 0.702
Road Transport 1,062 40 0.301 0.139
Transport Support Services 5,333 122 1.649 0.763
Total 15,825 327 4.998 2.314


Contribution to the local economy

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing sector accounts for 3.3% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing sector accounts for 2.31% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing 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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing 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.