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Bayside Council area

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Bayside Council area, comprising 16.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.8% 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 businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing510.37.1410.37.6+9
Mining120.10.290.10.2+3
Manufacturing5283.63.55404.23.7-12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services320.20.3280.20.3+5
Construction2,41816.415.81,99315.315.2+425
Wholesale Trade6344.33.76154.73.9+19
Retail Trade9426.45.88886.86.3+55
Accommodation and Food Services6664.54.15924.64.1+74
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,23315.16.81,81113.96.2+423
Information Media and Telecommunications1741.21.21381.11.2+36
Financial and Insurance Services9346.39.18276.48.8+107
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,88712.811.01,74113.411.2+147
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,61010.913.11,44111.113.0+168
Administrative and Support Services7274.94.05954.64.0+132
Public Administration and Safety770.50.4750.60.4+2
Education and Training1841.21.41671.31.4+17
Health Care and Social Assistance6634.55.95884.55.8+74
Arts and Recreation Services1481.01.31331.01.3+15
Other Services6264.24.05974.64.1+30
Industry not classified2131.41.21871.41.2+26

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 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 2017
Registered businesses by industry 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 7.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 15.8% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.7% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 6.8% 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: 11.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.0% 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: 1.2% 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: 0.2% Construction, Bayside Council area: 16.4% Wholesale Trade, Bayside Council area: 4.3% Retail Trade, Bayside Council area: 6.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Bayside Council area: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bayside Council area: 15.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bayside Council area: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Bayside Council area: 6.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bayside Council area: 12.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bayside Council area: 10.9% Administrative and Support Services, Bayside Council area: 4.9% 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: 4.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Bayside Council area: 1.0% Other Services, Bayside Council area: 4.2% Industry not classified, Bayside Council area: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bayside Council area: +9 Mining, Bayside Council area: +3 Manufacturing, Bayside Council area: -12 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bayside Council area: +5 Construction, Bayside Council area: +425 Wholesale Trade, Bayside Council area: +19 Retail Trade, Bayside Council area: +55 Accommodation and Food Services, Bayside Council area: +74 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bayside Council area: +423 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bayside Council area: +36 Financial and Insurance Services, Bayside Council area: +107 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bayside Council area: +147 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bayside Council area: +168 Administrative and Support Services, Bayside Council area: +132 Public Administration and Safety, Bayside Council area: +2 Education and Training, Bayside Council area: +17 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bayside Council area: +74 Arts and Recreation Services, Bayside Council area: +15 Other Services, Bayside Council area: +30 Industry not classified, Bayside Council area: +26
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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