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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Darebin, comprising 17.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.8% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Darebin 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 Darebin 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 Darebin - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing530.46.8840.77.5-31
Mining60.00.130.00.2+3
Manufacturing5464.54.05314.74.2+15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services350.30.3300.30.3+5
Construction2,07917.116.81,98417.416.5+95
Wholesale Trade5254.34.05034.44.1+22
Retail Trade9788.15.91,0058.86.4-27
Accommodation and Food Services5934.94.35264.64.3+67
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0038.36.98727.76.0+131
Information Media and Telecommunications1791.51.01671.51.0+12
Financial and Insurance Services7706.49.26896.08.9+81
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,27610.510.71,23510.810.8+41
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,63313.512.51,52613.412.5+107
Administrative and Support Services4763.93.74544.03.6+22
Public Administration and Safety560.50.3360.30.3+20
Education and Training1741.41.31511.31.3+23
Health Care and Social Assistance7766.45.67026.25.5+74
Arts and Recreation Services2692.21.32342.11.3+35
Other Services5344.44.04914.34.0+43
Industry not classified1621.31.31731.51.2-11

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 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 2017
Registered businesses by industry 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 6.8% Mining, Victoria: 0.1% Manufacturing, Victoria: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 0.3% Construction, Victoria: 16.8% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 4.0% Retail Trade, Victoria: 5.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 6.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 9.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 10.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 12.5% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 0.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.3% Other Services, Victoria: 4.0% Industry not classified, Victoria: 1.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darebin: 0.4% Mining, City of Darebin: 0.0% Manufacturing, City of Darebin: 4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darebin: 0.3% Construction, City of Darebin: 17.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Darebin: 4.3% Retail Trade, City of Darebin: 8.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darebin: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darebin: 8.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darebin: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darebin: 6.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darebin: 10.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darebin: 13.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Darebin: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Darebin: 0.5% Education and Training, City of Darebin: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darebin: 6.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darebin: 2.2% Other Services, City of Darebin: 4.4% Industry not classified, City of Darebin: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darebin: -31 Mining, City of Darebin: +3 Manufacturing, City of Darebin: +15 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darebin: +5 Construction, City of Darebin: +95 Wholesale Trade, City of Darebin: +22 Retail Trade, City of Darebin: -27 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darebin: +67 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darebin: +131 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darebin: +12 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darebin: +81 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darebin: +41 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darebin: +107 Administrative and Support Services, City of Darebin: +22 Public Administration and Safety, City of Darebin: +20 Education and Training, City of Darebin: +23 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darebin: +74 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darebin: +35 Other Services, City of Darebin: +43 Industry not classified, City of Darebin: -11
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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