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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 Boroondara, comprising 18.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.4% in Victoria.

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

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 Boroondara - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3351.36.43611.46.8-26
Mining260.10.1240.10.1+2
Manufacturing4911.93.85072.04.0-16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services300.10.3420.20.3-12
Construction2,4659.416.82,2508.816.8+215
Wholesale Trade1,0944.23.91,0644.24.0+30
Retail Trade1,3045.05.71,3115.16.0-7
Accommodation and Food Services9623.74.11,0013.94.3-39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6572.58.15192.06.9+138
Information Media and Telecommunications2891.11.02921.11.0-3
Financial and Insurance Services4,36016.69.34,22216.69.3+138
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,02915.410.53,87115.210.7+158
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,85618.512.44,76818.712.5+88
Administrative and Support Services8723.33.88373.33.7+35
Public Administration and Safety530.20.3470.20.3+6
Education and Training4171.61.43931.51.4+24
Health Care and Social Assistance2,78710.65.62,77510.95.6+12
Arts and Recreation Services3131.21.33191.31.3-6
Other Services5942.34.05982.34.1-4
Industry not classified2801.10.92961.21.0-16

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, Victoria: 6.4% Mining, Victoria: 0.1% Manufacturing, Victoria: 3.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 0.3% Construction, Victoria: 16.8% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.9% Retail Trade, Victoria: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 8.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 9.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 10.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 12.4% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 0.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.3% Other Services, Victoria: 4.0% Industry not classified, Victoria: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: 1.3% Mining, City of Boroondara: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: 1.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: 0.1% Construction, City of Boroondara: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: 4.2% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: 5.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: 16.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: 15.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: 18.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: 10.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Other Services, City of Boroondara: 2.3% Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: 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, City of Boroondara: -26 Mining, City of Boroondara: +2 Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: -16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: -12 Construction, City of Boroondara: +215 Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: +30 Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: -7 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: -39 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: +138 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: +138 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: +158 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: +88 Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: +35 Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: +6 Education and Training, City of Boroondara: +24 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: +12 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: -6 Other Services, City of Boroondara: -4 Industry not classified, City of Boroondara: -16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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