City of Brimbank

Businesses by industry

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Brimbank, comprising 23.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 9.1% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the 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 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

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Registered businesses by industry
City of Brimbank - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % VictoriaNumber%. % Victoria2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing740.45.9740.55.90
Mining120.10.1110.10.1+1
Manufacturing8535.13.68405.33.6+13
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services780.50.3720.50.3+6
Construction3,24019.516.83,12319.616.8+117
Wholesale Trade6724.03.86804.33.8-8
Retail Trade8905.45.68745.55.6+16
Accommodation and Food Services6163.74.25903.74.2+26
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,86923.39.13,72523.39.1+144
Information Media and Telecommunications840.50.9790.50.9+5
Financial and Insurance Services8345.09.18395.39.1-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4969.010.51,4248.910.5+72
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0566.412.61,0426.512.6+14
Administrative and Support Services1,0036.04.28515.34.2+152
Public Administration and Safety970.60.31050.70.3-8
Education and Training1420.91.41430.91.4-1
Health Care and Social Assistance6113.75.95853.75.9+26
Arts and Recreation Services1240.71.41200.81.4+4
Other Services8335.04.17714.84.1+62
Industry not classified190.10.2260.20.2-7
Total business16,603100.0100.015,974100.0100.0+629

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id informed decisions

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