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Business establishments per block by CLUE industry

Data collected as part of the City of Melbourne's Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE). The data covers the period 2002-20. It shows the number of business establishments per city (CLUE) block, classified by their CLUE industry (from ANZSIC) and small area allocation.

A business establishment is defined as a

• Commercial occupant in a building

• Separate land use

• Any permanent presence of economic activity in accordance with standard Industry classification (ANZSIC).

Hence, if one organisation has its presence in several buildings in the CLUE area, each time it will be counted as a separate establishment. Consequently, the count of establishments presented in CLUE represents the number of locations, rather than 'enterprises'.

For more information about CLUE see

For more information about the ANZSIC industry classification system see


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Agriculture and Miningagriculture_and_miningagriculture_and_miningNumberAgriculture, Forestry and Fishing includes business engaged in growing crops, raising animals, growing and harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals from farms or their natural habitats. Mining includes business that extract naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas.
Census yearcensus_yearcensus_yearNumberThe CLUE census year refers to the year in which surveying was completed.
Public Administration and Safetypublic_administration_and_safetypublic_administration_and_safetyNumberPublic Administration and Safety includes units mainly engaged in Central, State or Local Government legislative, executive and judicial activities.
Education and Trainingeducation_and_trainingeducation_and_trainingNumberEducation and Training includes organisations in the provision and support of education and training.
Retail Traderetail_traderetail_tradeNumberRetail Trade engages in the purchase and on-selling to the general public.
Transport, Postal and Storagetransport_postal_and_storagetransport_postal_and_storageNumberTransport, Postal and Warehousing includes business engaging in passenger transportation, freight and postal by road, rail, water or air. Also the provision of goods warehousing and storage.
Block IDblock_idblock_idTextThe Census area is divided into city blocks, each of which is identified by a unique block number. Blocks are primarily defined by major roads. There are around 606 blocks in the City of Melbourne.
CLUE small areaclue_small_areaclue_small_areaTextCLUE small areas are composed of a group of city blocks, each of which is identified by a unique block number.
AccommodationaccommodationaccommodationNumberAccommodation business provides short-term accommodation for visitors.
Admin and Support Servicesadmin_and_support_servicesadmin_and_support_servicesNumberAdministrative and Support Services includes business engaged in performing routine support activities for the day-to-day operations of other businesses or organisations.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Serviceselectricity_gas_water_and_waste_serviceselectricity_gas_water_and_waste_servicesNumberElectricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services comprises business engaged in the provision of electricity; gas through mains systems; water; drainage; and sewage services.
Information Media and Telecommunicationsinformation_media_and_telecommunicationsinformation_media_and_telecommunicationsNumberHealth Care and Social Assistance includes business providing human health care and social assistance.
ManufacturingmanufacturingmanufacturingNumberManufacturing includes business mainly engaged in the physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances or components into new products (except agriculture and construction).
Wholesale Tradewholesale_tradewholesale_tradeNumberWholesale Trade engages in the purchase and on-selling to businesses.
Total establishments in blocktotal_establishments_in_blocktotal_establishments_in_blockNumberTotal number of establishments in the block.
Other Servicesother_servicesother_servicesNumberOther Services includes a broad range of personal services; religious, civic, professional and other interest group services; selected repair and maintenance activities; and private households employing staff.
Real Estate Servicesreal_estate_servicesreal_estate_servicesNumberReal estate services includes business engaged in providing real estate services such as selling, renting and/or buying real estate for others, managing real estate for others and appraising real estate.
Arts and Recreation Servicesarts_and_recreation_servicesarts_and_recreation_servicesNumberArts and Recreation Services includes business engaged in preservation/exhibition of object/sites of historical, cultural or educational interest; production of artistic works and/or live performances/events/exhibits for public viewing; and the operation of facilities that enable patrons to participate in sporting or recreational activities.
Rental and Hiring Servicesrental_and_hiring_servicesrental_and_hiring_servicesNumberRental and Hiring Services engage in renting, hiring, or otherwise allowing the use of tangible or intangible assets.
Health Care and Social Assistancehealth_care_and_social_assistancehealth_care_and_social_assistanceNumberHealth Care and Social Assistance includes business providing human health care and social assistance.
Finance and Insurancefinance_and_insurancefinance_and_insuranceNumberFinancial and Insurance Services engage in financial transactions of financial assets and in facilitating financial transactions.
Food and Beverage Servicesfood_and_beverage_servicesfood_and_beverage_servicesNumberFood service business provide food and beverage services, preparation and serving of meals on and off site.
ConstructionconstructionconstructionNumberConstruction includes business engaged in the construction, repair or maintenance of buildings and other structures.
Business Servicesbusiness_servicesbusiness_servicesNumberBusiness Services provide professional, scientific and technical services where labour inputs are integral to the production or service delivery. These services include scientific research, architecture, engineering, computer systems design, law, accountancy, advertising, market research, management and other consultancy, veterinary science and professional photography.
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