City of Greater Geelong

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Greater Geelong, comprising 22.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.4% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of Greater Geelong 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 Greater Geelong 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
City of Greater Geelong - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % VictoriaNumber%. % Victoria2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5602.95.95603.05.90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services750.40.4750.40.40
Wholesale Trade5042.63.74642.53.7+40
Retail Trade1,2566.46.31,2306.66.3+26
Accommodation and Food Services9865.04.69225.04.6+64
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5648.08.81,5498.48.8+15
Information Media and Telecommunications1390.71.11200.61.1+19
Financial and Insurance Services7784.04.97354.04.9+43
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,03310.410.91,92810.410.9+105
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,31711.813.32,16611.713.3+151
Administrative and Support Services8084.14.67484.04.6+60
Public Administration and Safety450.20.3560.30.3-11
Education and Training3191.61.52951.61.5+24
Health Care and Social Assistance1,6838.66.41,5298.36.4+154
Arts and Recreation Services3151.61.52951.61.5+20
Other Services1,0385.34.79555.24.7+83
Industry not classified140.10.1170.10.1-3
Total business19,604100.0100.018,532100.0100.0+1,072

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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City of Greater Geelong

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