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Bayside Council area

Businesses by industry

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Bayside Council area, comprising 16.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 7.6% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Bayside Council area 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 Bayside Council area 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
Bayside Council area - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing510.36.8520.47.1-1
Mining90.10.260.00.2+3
Manufacturing5633.63.45203.53.5+43
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services450.30.3390.30.3+7
Construction2,58616.416.02,40416.315.8+182
Wholesale Trade6414.13.66374.33.8+5
Retail Trade9476.05.79236.35.8+23
Accommodation and Food Services7064.54.06544.44.1+51
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,60116.57.62,27415.46.8+328
Information Media and Telecommunications1691.11.21751.21.2-6
Financial and Insurance Services9966.39.19516.59.1+45
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,96912.510.91,92013.011.0+50
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,71010.913.11,61611.013.1+94
Administrative and Support Services8145.24.17174.94.0+97
Public Administration and Safety750.50.4680.50.4+7
Education and Training1931.21.41821.21.4+11
Health Care and Social Assistance6554.25.96544.45.9+1
Arts and Recreation Services1771.11.31390.91.3+39
Other Services6684.24.06374.34.0+30
Industry not classified1791.10.91751.21.0+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 6.8% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 16.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 7.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 9.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 10.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 0.4% Education and Training, New South Wales: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bayside Council area: 0.3% Mining, Bayside Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Bayside Council area: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bayside Council area: 0.3% Construction, Bayside Council area: 16.4% Wholesale Trade, Bayside Council area: 4.1% Retail Trade, Bayside Council area: 6.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Bayside Council area: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bayside Council area: 16.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bayside Council area: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Bayside Council area: 6.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bayside Council area: 12.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bayside Council area: 10.9% Administrative and Support Services, Bayside Council area: 5.2% Public Administration and Safety, Bayside Council area: 0.5% Education and Training, Bayside Council area: 1.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bayside Council area: 4.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Bayside Council area: 1.1% Other Services, Bayside Council area: 4.2% Industry not classified, Bayside Council area: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bayside Council area: -1 Mining, Bayside Council area: +3 Manufacturing, Bayside Council area: +43 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bayside Council area: +7 Construction, Bayside Council area: +182 Wholesale Trade, Bayside Council area: +5 Retail Trade, Bayside Council area: +23 Accommodation and Food Services, Bayside Council area: +51 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bayside Council area: +328 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bayside Council area: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, Bayside Council area: +45 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bayside Council area: +50 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bayside Council area: +94 Administrative and Support Services, Bayside Council area: +97 Public Administration and Safety, Bayside Council area: +7 Education and Training, Bayside Council area: +11 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bayside Council area: +1 Arts and Recreation Services, Bayside Council area: +39 Other Services, Bayside Council area: +30 Industry not classified, Bayside Council area: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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