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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 Monash, comprising 13.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.4% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Monash 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 Monash 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 Monash - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1010.56.41210.66.8-20
Mining150.10.1120.10.1+3
Manufacturing7873.73.87683.84.0+19
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services360.20.3230.10.3+13
Construction2,97113.916.82,85214.016.8+119
Wholesale Trade1,5367.23.91,4567.24.0+80
Retail Trade1,4646.95.71,5177.56.0-53
Accommodation and Food Services9914.64.19734.84.3+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6297.68.11,2516.26.9+378
Information Media and Telecommunications1870.91.01740.91.0+13
Financial and Insurance Services2,0519.69.31,9799.79.3+72
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,62112.310.52,52812.410.7+93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,97913.912.42,85514.012.5+124
Administrative and Support Services1,0274.83.89454.63.7+82
Public Administration and Safety670.30.3750.40.3-8
Education and Training3091.41.43121.51.4-3
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4416.75.61,3306.55.6+111
Arts and Recreation Services1740.81.31660.81.3+8
Other Services7543.54.07703.84.1-16
Industry not classified2151.00.92291.11.0-14

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 Monash: 0.5% Mining, City of Monash: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Monash: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: 0.2% Construction, City of Monash: 13.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: 7.2% Retail Trade, City of Monash: 6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: 4.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: 7.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: 9.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: 12.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: 13.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: 4.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: 0.3% Education and Training, City of Monash: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: 6.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: 0.8% Other Services, City of Monash: 3.5% Industry not classified, City of Monash: 1.0%
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 Monash: -20 Mining, City of Monash: +3 Manufacturing, City of Monash: +19 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: +13 Construction, City of Monash: +119 Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: +80 Retail Trade, City of Monash: -53 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: +18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: +378 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: +13 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: +72 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: +93 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: +124 Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: +82 Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: -8 Education and Training, City of Monash: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: +111 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: +8 Other Services, City of Monash: -16 Industry not classified, City of Monash: -14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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