Public Administration and Safety

In 2018, 274 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Public Administration and Safety sector provided 41,980 jobs. The sector has total output worth $4.73 Billion and contributes $2.39 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 Public Administration and Safety sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Public Administration and Safety sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Defence 3,885 4 0.468 0.236
Public Order, Safety and Regulatory Services 11,031 69 1.209 0.611
Public Administration 27,064 201 3.051 1.541
Total 41,980 274 4.728 2.388


Contribution to the local economy

The Public Administration and Safety sector accounts for 8.76% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Public Administration and Safety sector accounts for 2.38% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Public Administration and Safety 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 Public Administration and Safety 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.