City of Knox

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Knox, comprising 21.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.4% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of Knox 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 Knox 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

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Registered businesses by industry
City of Knox - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % VictoriaNumber%. % Victoria2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing530.45.9540.45.9-1
Mining50.00.1120.10.1-7
Manufacturing8816.33.68686.33.6+13
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services440.30.4470.30.4-3
Construction3,01421.417.42,93521.417.4+79
Wholesale Trade8416.03.78125.93.7+29
Retail Trade1,1087.96.39927.26.3+116
Accommodation and Food Services5754.14.65714.24.6+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8836.38.89847.28.8-101
Information Media and Telecommunications1341.01.11351.01.1-1
Financial and Insurance Services6114.34.95814.24.9+30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2939.210.91,2719.210.9+22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,77012.613.31,74212.713.3+28
Administrative and Support Services6824.84.66905.04.6-8
Public Administration and Safety310.20.3360.30.3-5
Education and Training2281.61.52231.61.5+5
Health Care and Social Assistance8456.06.47735.66.4+72
Arts and Recreation Services1751.21.51651.21.5+10
Other Services8966.44.78386.14.7+58
Industry not classified100.10.1130.10.1-3
Total business14,079100.0100.013,742100.0100.0+337

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 Knox

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