Bayside Council area

Business trends

There were an estimated 20,213 total GST registered businesses in Bayside Council area in the Sep-23 quarter. There were 378 new businesses and 474 business GST cancellations in the same quarter.

The Australian Business Register (ABR) is a register of all business entities and sole traders in Australia, based on Australian Business Numbers (ABNs), maintained by the Australian Taxation Office.

While ABR business data does not pick up all operations in a region (some companies are not registered at the location where they undertake commercial operations), the time-series data can be quite insightful. It can give you an indication of the short-term impacts of macro-events, and can also offer a sign as to how favourable local conditions are to establishing new businesses during normal times.

COVID-19 pandemic is producing business conditions substantially different from normal. Using the Business Trends page will allow users to monitor the impact of COVID-19 locally and particularly how each industry is being affected. This dataset should be viewed in conjunction with COVID-19 Economic Outlook page to understand the magnitude and the direction of the impact of COVID-19 on economic value and employment.

Changes in business counts by industry can show structural shifts within the economy and identify growth and declining industries. For example, growth industries will have high entry and exit rates due to the high failure rates of first movers and smaller high growth enterprises. Declining sectors will have low entry and high exit rates.

The raw business register dataset contains large numbers of ABNs which are not relevant to local government planning, including trusts, superannuation funds, non-active businesses and micro businesses not registered for GST. These have been filtered out of the data presented here, to provide a more meaningful dataset for Local Government Decision making.

Data are presented as aggregates of ABNs at the Local Government level for each of the time period. The graph of the number of GST registered businesses, the number of new GST registered businesses, and the number of cancelled GST registerations can be selected at the 1-digit ANZSIC classification level. For more information, including actual business locations and name and address details, LGAs are entitled to access the raw ABR unit record dataset directly from the ATO.

Data source

Australian Business Register - filtered counts - Current at 22nd of May 2023

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Business trends by industry sector
Bayside Council area - All industries
QuarterNumber of registered businessesNew GST RegistrationCancelled GST RegistrationNet change
Sep-2023 20,213378474-96
Jun-2023 20,309517339+178
Mar-2023 20,131653326+327
Dec-2022 19,804515371+144
Sep-2022 19,660737643+94
Jun-2022 19,566576380+196
Mar-2022 19,370612301+311
Dec-2021 19,059549341+208
Sep-2021 18,851795554+241
Jun-2021 18,610594315+279
Mar-2021 18,331565335+230
Dec-2020 18,101527289+238
Sep-2020 17,863775423+352
Jun-2020 17,511453252+201
Mar-2020 17,310540296+244
Dec-2019 17,066500323+177
Sep-2019 16,889746384+362
Jun-2019 16,527523269+254
Mar-2019 16,273580273+307
Dec-2018 15,966510261+249
Sep-2018 15,717741411+330
Jun-2018 15,387525424+101
Mar-2018 15,286578203+375
Dec-2017 14,911497341+156
Sep-2017 14,755766536+230
Jun-2017 14,525521380+141
Mar-2017 14,384581198+383
Dec-2016 14,001476273+203
Sep-2016 13,798761586+175
Jun-2016 13,623451413+38
Mar-2016 13,585525200+325
Dec-2015 13,260444396+48
Sep-2015 13,212668585+83
Jun-2015 13,129379429-50
Mar-2015 13,179371346+25

Source: Australian Business Register. ©2020 Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

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