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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Greater Bendigo, comprising 20.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.7% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Greater Bendigo 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 the City of Greater Bendigo 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
City of Greater Bendigo - Total registered businesses20162014Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2014 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6648.57.17039.17.8-39
Mining310.40.1290.40.2+2
Manufacturing3764.84.13584.74.3+18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services330.40.3300.40.3+3
Construction1,60520.616.71,59920.816.4+6
Wholesale Trade2162.84.02363.14.1-20
Retail Trade6157.96.25907.76.6+26
Accommodation and Food Services3905.04.33444.54.2+47
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4485.86.24575.96.0-9
Information Media and Telecommunications490.61.0550.71.0-6
Financial and Insurance Services6077.89.25697.48.6+38
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6818.810.76949.010.7-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6818.812.56658.612.5+16
Administrative and Support Services1982.53.72132.83.7-15
Public Administration and Safety310.40.3270.40.3+4
Education and Training891.11.31091.41.3-20
Health Care and Social Assistance4846.25.64515.95.3+33
Arts and Recreation Services720.91.3741.01.3-2
Other Services4115.34.03975.24.1+14
Industry not classified951.21.5911.21.6+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2012 to 2016 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 2016
Registered businesses by industry 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 7.1% Mining, Victoria: 0.1% Manufacturing, Victoria: 4.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 0.3% Construction, Victoria: 16.7% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 4.0% Retail Trade, Victoria: 6.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 9.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 10.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 12.5% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 0.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.3% Other Services, Victoria: 4.0% Industry not classified, Victoria: 1.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Greater Bendigo: 8.5% Mining, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.4% Construction, City of Greater Bendigo: 20.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.8% Retail Trade, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 8.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 8.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.4% Education and Training, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Greater Bendigo: 6.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.9% Other Services, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.3% Industry not classified, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2014 to 2016
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2014 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Greater Bendigo: -39 Mining, City of Greater Bendigo: +2 Manufacturing, City of Greater Bendigo: +18 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +3 Construction, City of Greater Bendigo: +6 Wholesale Trade, City of Greater Bendigo: -20 Retail Trade, City of Greater Bendigo: +26 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +47 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Greater Bendigo: -9 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Greater Bendigo: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +38 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Greater Bendigo: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +16 Administrative and Support Services, City of Greater Bendigo: -15 Public Administration and Safety, City of Greater Bendigo: +4 Education and Training, City of Greater Bendigo: -20 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Greater Bendigo: +33 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Greater Bendigo: -2 Other Services, City of Greater Bendigo: +14 Industry not classified, City of Greater Bendigo: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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