City of Boroondara

Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Boroondara, comprising 19.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.5% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
City of Boroondara - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % VictoriaNumber%. % Victoria2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3001.15.43081.25.4-8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services510.20.3470.20.3+4
Wholesale Trade1,0183.93.41,0514.23.4-33
Retail Trade1,5796.06.51,5086.06.5+71
Accommodation and Food Services1,0384.04.51,0674.24.5-29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6842.610.16392.510.1+45
Information Media and Telecommunications2931.11.02911.21.0+2
Financial and Insurance Services2,1778.34.62,0848.24.6+93
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,57717.510.44,40617.410.4+171
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,16319.712.55,06920.112.5+94
Administrative and Support Services1,0764.15.29913.95.2+85
Public Administration and Safety410.20.3340.10.3+7
Education and Training4961.91.64591.81.6+37
Health Care and Social Assistance3,32812.76.43,18412.66.4+144
Arts and Recreation Services3601.41.63531.41.6+7
Other Services7452.85.06782.75.0+67
Industry not classified490.20.1510.20.1-2
Total business26,160100.0100.025,269100.0100.0+891

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id (informed decisions)

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