1268.0.55.001 - ABS Functional Classification of Buildings, 1999  
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Contents >> The Classification Structure >> Commercial Buildings

Commercial buildings

    Retail and wholesale trade buildings
    Transport buildings
      Passenger transport buildings
      Non-passenger transport buildings
      Commercial carparks
      Transport buildings n.e.c.
    Offices
    Commercial buildings n.e.c.



Commercial buildings
Buildings primarily occupied with or engaged in commercial trade or work intended for commercial trade, including buildings used primarily for retail and wholesale trade, office and transport activities. Excludes residential and industrial buildings.

Retail and wholesale trade buildings
Buildings primarily used in the sale of goods to intermediate and end users, excluding warehouses. Examples include: department stores, shopping centres, funeral parlours, laundromats and jewellers.

Transport buildings
Buildings primarily used in the provision of transport services. This class has four subclasses:
    Passenger transport buildings
    Buildings primarily used in providing passenger transport facilities, such as passenger, bus and rail terminals. Examples include: bus and coach depots, railway ticket offices, tram workshops, bus servicing depots and airport terminal buildings.

    Non-passenger transport buildings
    Buildings primarily used in providing non-passenger transport facilities, such as freight and port loading terminals. Other examples include: weighbridge stations and cargo sheds.

    Commercial carparks
    A carpark that is commercial in nature and is built independently of other building developments. Carparks built as part of other distinct building developments and are intended to service these are excluded from this definition and should be classified to the buildings with which they are associated. Examples include: carparks (covered, multistorey or underground) and parking stations (covered or multistorey).

    Transport buildings n.e.c.
    Includes buildings such as train servicing depots, air traffic control buildings, and aircraft storage buildings (hangar).

Offices
Buildings primarily used in the provision of professional services or public administration; examples include: office buildings, insurance or finance buildings, general government offices. Examples include: Medicare offices, administration blocks, insurance offices, stock exchange premises and town halls.

Commercial buildings n.e.c.
Commercial buildings not elsewhere classified, such as garage - smash repair, marina, mail sorting centre, metering station and petrol stations.


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