Health Care and Social Assistance

In 2018, 1161 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector provided 42,897 jobs. The sector has total output worth $27.2 Billion and contributes $19 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 Health Care and Social Assistance sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Health Care and Social Assistance sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Residential Care Services 1,320 23 0.658 0.459
Hospitals 27,489 26 17.031 11.877
Social Assistance Services 4,783 162 2.987 2.083
Medical and Other Health Care Services 9,305 950 6.504 4.536
Total 42,897 1,161 27.18 18.954


Contribution to the local economy

The Health Care and Social Assistance sector accounts for 8.95% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Health Care and Social Assistance sector accounts for 18.89% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Health Care and Social Assistance 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 Health Care and Social Assistance 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.