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Floor space by 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 2002-2020. It shows floor space (in square meters) per city (CLUE) block, classified by their CLUE industry (from ANZSIC1) and small area allocation.

The City of Melbourne creates unique codes to account for floor space allocated to residential space, vacant space, open space and common area. These unique codes are not included within ANZSIC 1 classification and therefore these floor areas are not included in this data set.

This data set has been confidentialised to protect the commercially sensitive information of individual businesses. Data in cells which pertain to two or fewer businesses have been suppressed and are shown as a blank cell. The row and column totals refer to the true total, including those suppressed cells.

Non-confidentialised data may be made available subject to a data supply agreement. For more information contact

For CLUE block spatial files see

For more information about CLUE see

For more information about the ANZSIC industry classification system see


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
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.
Information Media and Telecommunicationsinformation_media_andinformation_media_andNumberHealth Care and Social Assistance includes business providing human health care and social assistance.
ConstructionconstructionconstructionNumberConstruction includes business engaged in the construction, repair or maintenance of buildings and other structures.
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.
ManufacturingmanufacturingmanufacturingNumberManufacturing includes business mainly engaged in the physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances or components into new products (except agriculture and construction).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Census yearcensus_yearcensus_yearTextThe CLUE census year refers to the year in which surveying was completed.
AccommodationaccommodationaccommodationNumberAccommodation business provides short-term accommodation for visitors.
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.
Public Administration and Safetypublic_administration_andpublic_administration_andNumberPublic Administration and Safety includes units mainly engaged in Central, State or Local Government legislative, executive and judicial activities.
Wholesale Tradewholesale_tradewholesale_tradeNumberWholesale Trade engages in the purchase and on-selling to businesses.
Total floor space in blocktotal_floor_space_in_blocktotal_floor_space_in_blockNumberThe total amount of floor space (sqm) in the block.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Serviceselectricity_gas_water_andelectricity_gas_water_andNumberElectricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services comprises business engaged in the provision of electricity; gas through mains systems; water; drainage; and sewage services.
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.
Health Care and Social Assistancehealth_care_and_socialhealth_care_and_socialNumberHealth 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.
Block IDblock_idblock_idNumberThe 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.
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.
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