City of Sydney

Business locations - All industries

There are a total of 78,283 active and registered for GST businesses in the City of Sydney. The largest subcategory within this is Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The Australian Business Register is a register of all business entities and sole traders in Australia, based on Australian Business Numbers (ABNs), maintained by the Australian Taxation Office.

Data from the ABR is useful in planning and economic development, to identify the spatial patterns of businesses across the City of Sydney, clusters and change in business growth patterns across the area.

The raw business register dataset contains large numbers of ABNs which are not relevant to local government planning, including trusts, superannuation funds, non-active businesses and micro businesses not registered for GST. These have been filtered out of the data presented here, to provide a more meaningful dataset for Local Government Decision making.

Data are presented as aggregates of ABNs at the Destination Zone level, for the most recent time period. The distribution of industries shown here can be selected at the 1 or 2-digit ANZSIC classification level, and the table below the map shows a further breakdown into more detailed business categories. For more information, including actual business locations and name and address details, LGAs are entitled to access the raw ABR unit record dataset directly from the ATO.

Data source

Australian Business Register - filtered counts - Current at May 2024

Australian business register by industry sector
City of Sydney - All industriesCity of Sydney
IndustryANZSIC codeNumber%.
Agriculture, Forestry and FishingA3790.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste ServicesD5120.7
Wholesale TradeF2,4903.2
Retail TradeG3,7264.8
Accommodation and Food ServicesH3,7144.7
Transport, Postal and WarehousingI2,2672.9
Information Media and TelecommunicationsJ1,9482.5
Financial and Insurance ServicesK14,85819.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate ServicesL10,53513.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical ServicesM17,53822.4
Administrative and Support ServicesN3,7114.7
Public Administration and SafetyO2290.3
Education and TrainingP1,5181.9
Health Care and Social AssistanceQ3,7074.7
Arts and Recreation ServicesR1,3961.8
Other ServicesS2,7773.5
Total Industries-78283100

Source: Australian Business Register. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

City of Sydney

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