Cardinia Shire

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Cardinia Shire, comprising 28.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.8% 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 businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % VictoriaNumber%. % Victoria2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7588.25.97548.65.9+4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services290.30.3260.30.3+3
Wholesale Trade2492.73.82492.83.80
Retail Trade3974.35.63764.35.6+21
Accommodation and Food Services2682.94.22532.94.2+15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,06611.69.193510.79.1+131
Information Media and Telecommunications540.60.9540.60.90
Financial and Insurance Services5405.99.15095.89.1+31
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7077.710.56517.410.5+56
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7548.212.67168.212.6+38
Administrative and Support Services3523.84.23393.94.2+13
Public Administration and Safety280.30.3290.30.3-1
Education and Training1041.11.41101.31.4-6
Health Care and Social Assistance2993.35.92623.05.9+37
Arts and Recreation Services991.11.4971.11.4+2
Other Services4835.34.14595.24.1+24
Industry not classified50.10.2120.10.2-7
Total business9,199100.0100.08,743100.0100.0+456

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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Cardinia Shire

economic profile