Information Media and Telecommunications

In 2018, 265 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Information Media and Telecommunications sector provided 25,937 jobs. The sector has total output worth $12 Billion and contributes $6.22 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 Information Media and Telecommunications sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Information Media and Telecommunications sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting 100 11 0.048 0.025
Broadcasting (except Internet) 2,325 16 0.799 0.414
Library and Other Information Services 915 18 0.317 0.164
Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals and Data Processing Services 2,589 42 1.23 0.637
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Activities 796 45 0.177 0.092
Publishing (except Internet and Music Publishing) 3,209 52 1.373 0.711
Telecommunications Services 16,003 81 8.072 4.18
Total 25,937 265 12.016 6.222


Contribution to the local economy

The Information Media and Telecommunications sector accounts for 5.41% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Information Media and Telecommunications sector accounts for 6.2% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Information Media and Telecommunications 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 Information Media and Telecommunications 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.