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The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Brimbank, comprising 20.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.8% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Brimbank 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 Brimbank should be viewed in conjunction with Employment (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 Brimbank - Total registered businesses20152012Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2012 to 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1110.97.61281.08.2-17
Mining90.10.240.00.1+5
Manufacturing7736.34.38576.84.5-84
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services440.40.3310.20.3+13
Construction2,51820.416.82,67221.116.5-154
Wholesale Trade6225.04.15834.64.1+39
Retail Trade8747.16.58887.06.8-14
Accommodation and Food Services4553.74.34253.34.1+31
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,24318.26.12,30418.26.2-61
Information Media and Telecommunications570.51.0390.30.9+18
Financial and Insurance Services6315.19.15844.68.1+47
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1859.610.91,0928.610.3+93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9077.412.79027.112.4+6
Administrative and Support Services5694.63.75874.63.7-19
Public Administration and Safety590.50.3580.50.3+1
Education and Training1110.91.31130.91.3-2
Health Care and Social Assistance4974.05.53883.14.8+108
Arts and Recreation Services980.81.3900.71.3+8
Other Services5824.74.16044.84.0-22
Industry not classified------3292.62.1--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 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 2015
Registered businesses by industry 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 7.6% Mining, Victoria: 0.2% Manufacturing, Victoria: 4.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 0.3% Construction, Victoria: 16.8% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 4.1% Retail Trade, Victoria: 6.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 9.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 10.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 12.7% 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: 5.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.3% Other Services, Victoria: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Mining, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: 6.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: 0.4% Construction, City of Brimbank: 20.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: 5.0% Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: 7.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: 18.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: 9.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: 7.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: 4.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: 0.5% Education and Training, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: 4.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Other Services, City of Brimbank: 4.7%
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, 2012 to 2015
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: -17 Mining, City of Brimbank: +5 Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: -84 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: +13 Construction, City of Brimbank: -154 Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: +39 Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: -14 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: +31 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: -61 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: +18 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: +47 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: +93 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: +6 Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: -19 Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: +1 Education and Training, City of Brimbank: -2 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: +108 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: +8 Other Services, City of Brimbank: -22
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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