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 22.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.8% 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 businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % VictoriaNumber%. % Victoria2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing810.55.9750.55.9+6
Mining100.10.1110.10.1-1
Manufacturing8435.03.68065.03.6+37
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1070.60.4950.60.4+12
Construction3,30819.617.43,13119.317.4+177
Wholesale Trade6814.03.76413.93.7+40
Retail Trade1,0726.46.39325.76.3+140
Accommodation and Food Services6894.14.66544.04.6+35
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,77122.48.83,85523.78.8-84
Information Media and Telecommunications1080.61.11110.71.1-3
Financial and Insurance Services4502.74.94362.74.9+14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5018.910.91,5049.310.9-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1026.513.31,0706.613.3+32
Administrative and Support Services1,0476.24.61,0366.44.6+11
Public Administration and Safety830.50.3980.60.3-15
Education and Training1621.01.51410.91.5+21
Health Care and Social Assistance6633.96.46023.76.4+61
Arts and Recreation Services1260.71.51310.81.5-5
Other Services1,0126.04.78815.44.7+131
Industry not classified220.10.1220.10.10
Total business16,838100.0100.016,232100.0100.0+606

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 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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