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Businesses by industry

The Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Woollahra Municipal Council area, comprising 18.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.0% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Woollahra Municipal Council area 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 Woollahra Municipal Council area 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
Woollahra Municipal Council area - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1421.57.11451.67.6-3
Mining130.10.2140.20.2-1
Manufacturing1451.63.51461.63.7-1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services120.10.3150.20.3-3
Construction4645.015.84334.915.2+31
Wholesale Trade3113.43.72923.33.9+19
Retail Trade5335.85.85195.86.3+13
Accommodation and Food Services2843.14.12823.24.1+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1541.76.8881.06.2+66
Information Media and Telecommunications2362.61.22472.81.2-11
Financial and Insurance Services1,50516.39.11,38415.68.8+122
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,73818.811.01,79620.211.2-58
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,71018.513.11,60218.013.0+109
Administrative and Support Services3173.44.03103.54.0+7
Public Administration and Safety210.20.4210.20.40
Education and Training1221.31.41481.71.4-26
Health Care and Social Assistance92610.05.98719.85.8+55
Arts and Recreation Services2182.41.32052.31.3+13
Other Services2432.64.02442.74.1-1
Industry not classified1471.61.21291.51.2+18

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, New South Wales: 7.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 15.8% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.7% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 6.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 9.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 11.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 0.4% Education and Training, New South Wales: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 1.5% Mining, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 1.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 0.1% Construction, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 5.0% Wholesale Trade, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 3.4% Retail Trade, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 3.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 1.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 16.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 18.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 18.5% Administrative and Support Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 0.2% Education and Training, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 10.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 2.4% Other Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 2.6% Industry not classified, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 1.6%
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, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -3 Mining, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -1 Manufacturing, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -1 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -3 Construction, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +31 Wholesale Trade, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +19 Retail Trade, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +13 Accommodation and Food Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +66 Information Media and Telecommunications, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -11 Financial and Insurance Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +122 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -58 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +109 Administrative and Support Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +7 Public Administration and Safety, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 0 Education and Training, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -26 Health Care and Social Assistance, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +55 Arts and Recreation Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +13 Other Services, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -1 Industry not classified, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +18
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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