City of BoroondaraEconomic profile
Skip to content

City of Boroondara

Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Boroondara, comprising 19.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.5% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Boroondara within each industry sector using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Business Register which itself is derived from the GST register held by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Businesses are included if they are registered with the ATO, with an ABN used within the previous two financial years. Businesses are split up between employing and non-employing businesses. Non-employing businesses may include sole traders and registered ABNs which are part of larger enterprises.

The distribution of businesses may reflect the industry structure of the area, or may differ significantly. For instance, the largest industry in an area may consist of one very large business, with a large number of employees, while a sector with a lower value added could have a lot of small and micro businesses.

The number of businesses in the City of Boroondara should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Value added datasets to see the relative size of industries, and with Employment locations data to see where business employment occurs within the area.

Please note that this data set has several limitations which are explained in the data notes for this topic. Business register counts are an approximation to LGA boundaries based on SA2 level data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. As such, they may not exactly match figures sourced directly from the ATO, due to boundary issues and the application of ABS randomisation to the dataset. Notably, public sector institutions are not recorded which has a significant impact on the numbers for Health Care, Education and Public Administration and Safety.

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Registered businesses by industry
City of Boroondara - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3901.67.15672.48.2-177
Mining190.10.1230.10.1-4
Manufacturing5392.24.15272.24.5+12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services360.10.3290.10.3+7
Construction2,1138.516.71,9518.216.5+162
Wholesale Trade1,0374.24.09363.94.1+101
Retail Trade1,3545.56.21,4136.06.8-59
Accommodation and Food Services9473.84.38723.74.1+75
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3841.56.23901.66.2-6
Information Media and Telecommunications3161.31.03121.30.9+4
Financial and Insurance Services4,05616.39.23,50714.88.1+549
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,68014.810.73,51214.810.3+168
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,73819.112.54,67819.712.4+60
Administrative and Support Services8273.33.78363.53.7-9
Public Administration and Safety480.20.3420.20.3+6
Education and Training3791.51.33561.51.3+23
Health Care and Social Assistance2,71410.95.62,3609.94.8+354
Arts and Recreation Services3311.31.33421.41.3-11
Other Services5372.24.05632.44.0-26
Industry not classified3981.61.55162.22.1-118

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2012 to 2016 Cat. No. 8165.0

NOTE: "Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income.

Registered businesses by industry 2016
Registered businesses by industry 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 7.1% Mining, Victoria: 0.1% Manufacturing, Victoria: 4.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 0.3% Construction, Victoria: 16.7% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 4.0% Retail Trade, Victoria: 6.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 9.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 10.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 12.5% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 0.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.3% Other Services, Victoria: 4.0% Industry not classified, Victoria: 1.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: 0.1% Construction, City of Boroondara: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: 4.2% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 1.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 16.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 14.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 19.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 1.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 1.3% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2016
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: -177 Mining, City of Boroondara: -4 Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: +12 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: +7 Construction, City of Boroondara: +162 Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: +101 Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: -59 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: +75 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: -6 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: +549 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: +168 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: +60 Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: -9 Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: +6 Education and Training, City of Boroondara: +23 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: +354 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: -11 Other Services, City of Boroondara: -26 Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: -118
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
v17.08.15-1.0.0