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Businesses by industry

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Brimbank, comprising 22.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.1% 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 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 Brimbank - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing880.66.4960.76.8-7
Mining60.00.150.00.1+1
Manufacturing7925.43.87695.64.0+23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services700.50.3730.50.3-3
Construction2,88319.516.82,74920.116.8+134
Wholesale Trade6384.33.96434.74.0-4
Retail Trade8545.85.78826.56.0-27
Accommodation and Food Services5393.74.15303.94.3+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,32322.58.12,65219.46.9+671
Information Media and Telecommunications710.51.0880.61.0-18
Financial and Insurance Services7605.19.37355.49.3+24
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3068.810.51,2419.110.7+65
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9746.612.49256.812.5+49
Administrative and Support Services7735.23.86494.83.7+124
Public Administration and Safety640.40.3670.50.3-2
Education and Training1310.91.41351.01.4-3
Health Care and Social Assistance5263.65.65414.05.6-15
Arts and Recreation Services1110.81.31000.71.3+11
Other Services7194.94.06404.74.1+79
Industry not classified1380.90.91451.11.0-7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 6.4% Mining, Victoria: 0.1% Manufacturing, Victoria: 3.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 0.3% Construction, Victoria: 16.8% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.9% Retail Trade, Victoria: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 8.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 9.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 10.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 12.4% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 0.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.3% Other Services, Victoria: 4.0% Industry not classified, Victoria: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Mining, City of Brimbank: 0.0% Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: 0.5% Construction, City of Brimbank: 19.5% Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: 22.5% 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: 8.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: 5.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: 0.4% Education and Training, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: 3.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Other Services, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Industry not classified, City of Brimbank: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: -7 Mining, City of Brimbank: +1 Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: +23 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: -3 Construction, City of Brimbank: +134 Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: -4 Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: -27 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: +10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: +671 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: -18 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: +24 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: +65 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: +49 Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: +124 Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: -2 Education and Training, City of Brimbank: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: -15 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: +11 Other Services, City of Brimbank: +79 Industry not classified, City of Brimbank: -7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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