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Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Boroondara, comprising 19.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.7% 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 businesses20152012Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2012 to 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4431.87.65672.48.2-124
Mining200.10.2230.10.1-3
Manufacturing5322.24.35272.24.5+5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services340.10.3290.10.3+5
Construction2,0698.616.81,9518.216.5+118
Wholesale Trade9804.14.19363.94.1+44
Retail Trade1,3275.56.51,4136.06.8-86
Accommodation and Food Services8953.74.38723.74.1+23
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3411.46.13901.66.2-49
Information Media and Telecommunications2811.21.03121.30.9-31
Financial and Insurance Services4,02416.89.13,50714.88.1+517
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,66815.310.93,51214.810.3+156
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,64319.412.74,67819.712.4-35
Administrative and Support Services8043.43.78363.53.7-32
Public Administration and Safety500.20.3420.20.3+8
Education and Training3801.61.33561.51.3+24
Health Care and Social Assistance2,59310.85.52,3609.94.8+233
Arts and Recreation Services3241.41.33421.41.3-18
Other Services5662.44.15632.44.0+3
Industry not classified------5162.22.1--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 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 2015
Registered businesses by industry 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 7.6% Mining, Victoria: 0.2% Manufacturing, Victoria: 4.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 0.3% Construction, Victoria: 16.8% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 4.1% Retail Trade, Victoria: 6.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 9.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 10.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 12.7% 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: 5.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.3% Other Services, Victoria: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 1.8% 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: 8.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: 4.1% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 1.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 16.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 15.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 19.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 1.4% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 2.4%
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 2015
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: -124 Mining, City of Boroondara: -3 Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: +5 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: +5 Construction, City of Boroondara: +118 Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: +44 Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: -86 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: +23 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: -49 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: -31 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: +517 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: +156 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: -35 Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: -32 Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: +8 Education and Training, City of Boroondara: +24 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: +233 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: -18 Other Services, City of Boroondara: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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