Education and Training

In 2018, 658 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Education and Training sector provided 25,832 jobs. The sector has total output worth $5.4 Billion and contributes $3.74 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 Education and Training sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Education and Training sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Preschool and School Education 2,117 32 0.391 0.271
Adult, Community and Other Education 3,682 175 0.654 0.453
Tertiary Education 20,033 451 4.351 3.014
Total 25,832 658 5.396 3.738


Contribution to the local economy

The Education and Training sector accounts for 5.39% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Education and Training sector accounts for 3.73% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Education and Training 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 Education and Training 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.