Hobsons Bay City

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Hobsons Bay City, comprising 18.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.5% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Hobsons Bay City 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 Hobsons Bay City 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
Hobsons Bay City - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % VictoriaNumber%. % Victoria2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing440.55.4450.65.4-1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services450.50.3380.50.3+7
Wholesale Trade3113.53.42803.43.4+31
Retail Trade5816.56.55126.36.5+69
Accommodation and Food Services3974.44.53744.64.5+23
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,01311.310.191711.310.1+96
Information Media and Telecommunications1091.21.0981.21.0+11
Financial and Insurance Services3213.64.63153.94.6+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services97910.910.489611.010.4+83
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,26814.112.51,23915.212.5+29
Administrative and Support Services4835.45.23794.75.2+104
Public Administration and Safety320.40.3310.40.3+1
Education and Training1571.71.61361.71.6+21
Health Care and Social Assistance5656.36.44966.16.4+69
Arts and Recreation Services1681.91.61401.71.6+28
Other Services4965.55.04065.05.0+90
Industry not classified110.
Total business8,978100.0100.08,138100.0100.0+840

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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