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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 Glen Eira, comprising 17.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.5% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Glen Eira 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 Glen Eira 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 Glen Eira - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1010.66.81090.77.5-8
Mining60.00.130.00.2+3
Manufacturing3922.54.04082.84.2-16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services330.20.3360.20.3-3
Construction1,85911.916.81,68111.416.5+178
Wholesale Trade6043.94.05533.74.1+51
Retail Trade9175.95.99726.66.4-55
Accommodation and Food Services6214.04.35974.04.3+24
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6824.46.95373.66.0+145
Information Media and Telecommunications2181.41.02061.41.0+12
Financial and Insurance Services1,88012.09.21,71011.68.9+170
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,47915.810.72,38416.210.8+95
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,75517.612.52,60717.712.5+148
Administrative and Support Services5703.63.75513.73.6+19
Public Administration and Safety430.30.3310.20.3+12
Education and Training2551.61.32241.51.3+31
Health Care and Social Assistance1,2568.05.61,1938.15.5+63
Arts and Recreation Services2571.61.32321.61.3+25
Other Services5033.24.04823.34.0+21
Industry not classified2431.61.32411.61.2+2

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, Victoria: 6.8% Mining, Victoria: 0.1% Manufacturing, Victoria: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 0.3% Construction, Victoria: 16.8% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 4.0% Retail Trade, Victoria: 5.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 6.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 9.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 10.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 12.5% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 0.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.3% Other Services, Victoria: 4.0% Industry not classified, Victoria: 1.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Glen Eira: 0.6% Mining, City of Glen Eira: 0.0% Manufacturing, City of Glen Eira: 2.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Glen Eira: 0.2% Construction, City of Glen Eira: 11.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Glen Eira: 3.9% Retail Trade, City of Glen Eira: 5.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Glen Eira: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Glen Eira: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Glen Eira: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Glen Eira: 12.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Glen Eira: 15.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Glen Eira: 17.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Glen Eira: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Glen Eira: 0.3% Education and Training, City of Glen Eira: 1.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Glen Eira: 8.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Glen Eira: 1.6% Other Services, City of Glen Eira: 3.2% Industry not classified, City of Glen Eira: 1.6%
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, City of Glen Eira: -8 Mining, City of Glen Eira: +3 Manufacturing, City of Glen Eira: -16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Glen Eira: -3 Construction, City of Glen Eira: +178 Wholesale Trade, City of Glen Eira: +51 Retail Trade, City of Glen Eira: -55 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Glen Eira: +24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Glen Eira: +145 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Glen Eira: +12 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Glen Eira: +170 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Glen Eira: +95 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Glen Eira: +148 Administrative and Support Services, City of Glen Eira: +19 Public Administration and Safety, City of Glen Eira: +12 Education and Training, City of Glen Eira: +31 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Glen Eira: +63 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Glen Eira: +25 Other Services, City of Glen Eira: +21 Industry not classified, City of Glen Eira: +2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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