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 18.9% 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

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Registered businesses by industry
City of Stonnington - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % VictoriaNumber%. % Victoria2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2291.26.12371.36.1-8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services410.20.3430.20.3-2
Wholesale Trade6163.33.95833.23.9+33
Retail Trade1,0335.65.61,0085.55.6+25
Accommodation and Food Services7564.14.17624.24.1-6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4282.38.74602.58.7-32
Information Media and Telecommunications3171.71.03001.71.0+17
Financial and Insurance Services2,64814.39.12,65914.69.1-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,27117.710.63,16917.410.6+102
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,49518.912.63,40418.712.6+91
Administrative and Support Services7113.84.06803.74.0+31
Public Administration and Safety250.10.3240.10.3+1
Education and Training2631.41.42511.41.4+12
Health Care and Social Assistance1,8249.95.81,7539.65.8+71
Arts and Recreation Services3261.81.33181.81.3+8
Other Services5493.04.15302.94.1+19
Industry not classified700.40.3970.50.3-27
Total business18,512100.0100.018,170100.0100.0+342

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id the population experts

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City of Stonnington

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