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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 14.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.5% 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 businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1320.66.81440.87.5-12
Mining180.10.1210.10.2-3
Manufacturing7753.84.08134.34.2-38
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services190.10.3350.20.3-16
Construction2,83613.916.82,59313.716.5+243
Wholesale Trade1,4537.14.01,3136.94.1+140
Retail Trade1,5217.45.91,5108.06.4+11
Accommodation and Food Services9904.84.39184.94.3+72
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2396.16.91,0085.36.0+231
Information Media and Telecommunications1820.91.01530.81.0+29
Financial and Insurance Services1,9969.89.21,8149.68.9+182
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,54812.410.72,32212.310.8+226
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,85814.012.52,70214.312.5+156
Administrative and Support Services9314.53.78294.43.6+102
Public Administration and Safety710.30.3620.30.3+9
Education and Training3211.61.32811.51.3+40
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3526.65.61,1956.35.5+157
Arts and Recreation Services1690.81.31600.81.3+9
Other Services7703.84.07253.84.0+45
Industry not classified2871.41.32991.61.2-12

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 Monash: 0.6% Mining, City of Monash: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Monash: 3.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: 0.1% Construction, City of Monash: 13.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: 7.1% Retail Trade, City of Monash: 7.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: 9.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: 12.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: 14.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: 4.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: 0.3% Education and Training, City of Monash: 1.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: 6.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: 0.8% Other Services, City of Monash: 3.8% Industry not classified, City of Monash: 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, City of Monash: -12 Mining, City of Monash: -3 Manufacturing, City of Monash: -38 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Monash: -16 Construction, City of Monash: +243 Wholesale Trade, City of Monash: +140 Retail Trade, City of Monash: +11 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Monash: +72 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Monash: +231 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Monash: +29 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Monash: +182 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Monash: +226 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Monash: +156 Administrative and Support Services, City of Monash: +102 Public Administration and Safety, City of Monash: +9 Education and Training, City of Monash: +40 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Monash: +157 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Monash: +9 Other Services, City of Monash: +45 Industry not classified, City of Monash: -12
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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