City of Stonnington

Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Stonnington, comprising 19.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.6% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of Stonnington 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 Stonnington 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 Stonnington - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % VictoriaNumber%. % Victoria2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2281.25.92281.25.90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services280.10.3380.20.3-10
Wholesale Trade6083.23.86053.33.8+3
Retail Trade1,0545.65.61,0475.75.6+7
Accommodation and Food Services7814.24.27844.24.2-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4472.49.14322.39.1+15
Information Media and Telecommunications2901.50.92981.60.9-8
Financial and Insurance Services2,72114.59.12,66414.49.1+57
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,32117.710.53,27617.710.5+45
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,55019.012.63,49618.912.6+54
Administrative and Support Services7373.94.27183.94.2+19
Public Administration and Safety290.20.3250.10.3+4
Education and Training2751.51.42681.41.4+7
Health Care and Social Assistance1,8519.95.91,8139.85.9+38
Arts and Recreation Services3231.71.43351.81.4-12
Other Services5883.14.15603.04.1+28
Industry not classified400.20.2450.20.2-5
Total business18,717100.0100.018,527100.0100.0+190

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 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)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

City of Stonnington

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