Woollahra Municipal Council area

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 20.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.3% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Woollahra Municipal Council area - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1311.36.51251.36.5+6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.10.3130.10.3-2
Wholesale Trade3233.33.63173.33.6+6
Retail Trade6566.76.06216.56.0+35
Accommodation and Food Services3473.54.43263.44.4+21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1871.97.82132.27.8-26
Information Media and Telecommunications2532.61.22292.41.2+24
Financial and Insurance Services1,09511.15.31,07111.25.3+24
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,02720.611.31,94720.411.3+80
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,01720.514.11,95220.414.1+65
Administrative and Support Services3863.94.53653.84.5+21
Public Administration and Safety150.20.3140.10.3+1
Education and Training1691.71.71561.61.7+13
Health Care and Social Assistance98510.06.696210.16.6+23
Arts and Recreation Services2582.61.42512.61.4+7
Other Services3333.44.53273.44.5+6
Industry not classified110.10.1130.10.1-2
Total business9,863100.0100.09,552100.0100.0+311

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 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)

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