Cardinia Shire

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Cardinia Shire, comprising 28.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.4% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are 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.

Data source

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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Cardinia Shire - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % VictoriaNumber%. % Victoria2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7467.85.97438.45.9+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services430.40.4380.40.4+5
Wholesale Trade2742.93.72482.83.7+26
Retail Trade4724.96.34114.66.3+61
Accommodation and Food Services2853.04.62723.14.6+13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,11011.68.81,05111.88.8+59
Information Media and Telecommunications840.91.1770.91.1+7
Financial and Insurance Services2572.74.92312.64.9+26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7527.910.97108.010.9+42
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8158.513.37598.513.3+56
Administrative and Support Services4464.74.63734.24.6+73
Public Administration and Safety240.30.3300.30.3-6
Education and Training1221.31.51021.11.5+20
Health Care and Social Assistance3453.66.42993.46.4+46
Arts and Recreation Services1311.41.51101.21.5+21
Other Services5605.94.75065.74.7+54
Industry not classified80.
Total business9,559100.0100.08,897100.0100.0+662

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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Cardinia Shire

economic profile