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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 Monash, comprising 14.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.5% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Monash 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 Monash 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 Monash - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1290.77.12111.28.2-82
Mining150.10.1120.10.1+3
Manufacturing7984.14.18384.64.5-40
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services310.20.3210.10.3+10
Construction2,73014.016.72,41413.316.5+316
Wholesale Trade1,3797.14.01,2757.04.1+104
Retail Trade1,4747.66.21,4788.16.8-4
Accommodation and Food Services9895.14.38574.74.1+132
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0905.66.21,0926.06.2-2
Information Media and Telecommunications1710.91.01410.80.9+30
Financial and Insurance Services1,8529.59.21,5498.58.1+303
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,39212.310.72,10711.610.3+285
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,74914.112.52,64814.612.4+101
Administrative and Support Services8594.43.78474.73.7+12
Public Administration and Safety700.40.3670.40.3+3
Education and Training2981.51.32321.31.3+66
Health Care and Social Assistance1,2556.45.61,0185.64.8+237
Arts and Recreation Services1480.81.31470.81.3+1
Other Services7493.84.06903.84.0+59
Industry not classified3121.61.55322.92.1-220

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 Monash: 0.7% Mining, City of Monash: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Monash: 4.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: 0.2% Construction, City of Monash: 14.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: 7.1% Retail Trade, City of Monash: 7.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: 9.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: 12.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: 14.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: 4.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: 0.4% Education and Training, City of Monash: 1.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: 6.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: 0.8% Other Services, City of Monash: 3.8% Industry not classified, City of Monash: 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 Monash: -82 Mining, City of Monash: +3 Manufacturing, City of Monash: -40 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: +10 Construction, City of Monash: +316 Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: +104 Retail Trade, City of Monash: -4 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: +132 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: -2 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: +30 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: +303 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: +285 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: +101 Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: +12 Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: +3 Education and Training, City of Monash: +66 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: +237 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: +1 Other Services, City of Monash: +59 Industry not classified, City of Monash: -220
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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