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Cardinia Shire

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Cardinia Shire, comprising 29.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.7% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Cardinia Shire 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 Cardinia Shire 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
Cardinia Shire - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing78810.67.186312.98.2-75
Mining30.00.130.00.10
Manufacturing3274.44.13094.64.5+18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services270.40.3330.50.3-6
Construction2,16429.116.71,82327.216.5+341
Wholesale Trade2052.84.01983.04.1+7
Retail Trade3594.86.23495.26.8+10
Accommodation and Food Services2192.94.31632.44.1+56
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6138.26.25448.16.2+69
Information Media and Telecommunications430.61.0330.50.9+10
Financial and Insurance Services4315.89.23114.68.1+121
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5217.010.74667.010.3+55
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6218.312.55528.312.4+68
Administrative and Support Services2473.33.72213.33.7+26
Public Administration and Safety240.30.3190.30.3+5
Education and Training1111.51.3791.21.3+32
Health Care and Social Assistance1992.75.61662.54.8+33
Arts and Recreation Services711.01.3741.11.3-3
Other Services3735.04.03365.04.0+38
Industry not classified951.31.51532.32.1-58

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, Cardinia Shire: 10.6% Mining, Cardinia Shire: 0.0% Manufacturing, Cardinia Shire: 4.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cardinia Shire: 0.4% Construction, Cardinia Shire: 29.1% Wholesale Trade, Cardinia Shire: 2.8% Retail Trade, Cardinia Shire: 4.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Cardinia Shire: 2.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cardinia Shire: 8.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cardinia Shire: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Cardinia Shire: 5.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cardinia Shire: 7.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cardinia Shire: 8.3% Administrative and Support Services, Cardinia Shire: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Cardinia Shire: 0.3% Education and Training, Cardinia Shire: 1.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cardinia Shire: 2.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.0% Other Services, Cardinia Shire: 5.0% Industry not classified, Cardinia Shire: 1.3%
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 2016
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cardinia Shire: -75 Mining, Cardinia Shire: 0 Manufacturing, Cardinia Shire: +18 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cardinia Shire: -6 Construction, Cardinia Shire: +341 Wholesale Trade, Cardinia Shire: +7 Retail Trade, Cardinia Shire: +10 Accommodation and Food Services, Cardinia Shire: +56 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cardinia Shire: +69 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cardinia Shire: +10 Financial and Insurance Services, Cardinia Shire: +121 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cardinia Shire: +55 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cardinia Shire: +68 Administrative and Support Services, Cardinia Shire: +26 Public Administration and Safety, Cardinia Shire: +5 Education and Training, Cardinia Shire: +32 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cardinia Shire: +33 Arts and Recreation Services, Cardinia Shire: -3 Other Services, Cardinia Shire: +38 Industry not classified, Cardinia Shire: -58
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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