Arts and Recreation Services

In 2018, 637 establishments (businesses and organisations) in the Arts and Recreation Services sector provided 25,856 jobs. The sector has total output worth $2.25 Billion and contributes $959 Million 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 Arts and Recreation Services sector between 2002 and 2018.


Industry Sub-Sectors

The table below provides detail of the sub-sectors within the Arts and Recreation Services sector in the City of Melbourne.

Description Jobs Establishments Output ($ billion) GLP ($ billion)
Gambling Activities 7,530 31 0.754 0.322
Creative and Performing Arts Activities 3,749 135 0.277 0.118
Heritage Activities 2,216 225 0.213 0.091
Sports and Recreation Activities 12,361 246 1.004 0.428
Total 25,856 637 2.248 0.959


Contribution to the local economy

The Arts and Recreation Services sector accounts for 5.4% of the City of Melbourne's total employment.

The Arts and Recreation Services sector accounts for 0.96% of the City of Melbourne's Gross Local Product (GLP).

Workforce Profile

The graph below details the composition of those employed in the Arts and Recreation Services 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 Arts and Recreation Services 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.