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Maribyrnong City

Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Maribyrnong City, comprising 13.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.5% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Maribyrnong 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 Maribyrnong 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.

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
Maribyrnong City - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing560.86.8701.17.5-14
Mining30.00.160.10.2-3
Manufacturing2633.84.02584.14.2+5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services120.20.3150.20.3-3
Construction84012.116.875412.116.5+86
Wholesale Trade2994.34.02934.74.1+6
Retail Trade6078.75.95739.26.4+34
Accommodation and Food Services4186.04.33475.64.3+71
Transport, Postal and Warehousing75910.96.95568.96.0+203
Information Media and Telecommunications1231.81.0881.41.0+35
Financial and Insurance Services4256.19.23826.18.9+43
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services70510.110.765110.510.8+54
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services90813.012.586313.912.5+45
Administrative and Support Services3104.43.72624.23.6+48
Public Administration and Safety430.60.3400.60.3+3
Education and Training1241.81.31171.91.3+7
Health Care and Social Assistance4646.75.64086.65.5+56
Arts and Recreation Services1712.51.31462.31.3+25
Other Services3284.74.03034.94.0+25
Industry not classified1121.61.3881.41.2+24

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, Maribyrnong City: 0.8% Mining, Maribyrnong City: 0.0% Manufacturing, Maribyrnong City: 3.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Maribyrnong City: 0.2% Construction, Maribyrnong City: 12.1% Wholesale Trade, Maribyrnong City: 4.3% Retail Trade, Maribyrnong City: 8.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Maribyrnong City: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Maribyrnong City: 10.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Maribyrnong City: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Maribyrnong City: 6.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Maribyrnong City: 10.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Maribyrnong City: 13.0% Administrative and Support Services, Maribyrnong City: 4.4% Public Administration and Safety, Maribyrnong City: 0.6% Education and Training, Maribyrnong City: 1.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Maribyrnong City: 6.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Maribyrnong City: 2.5% Other Services, Maribyrnong City: 4.7% Industry not classified, Maribyrnong City: 1.6%
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, Maribyrnong City: -14 Mining, Maribyrnong City: -3 Manufacturing, Maribyrnong City: +5 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Maribyrnong City: -3 Construction, Maribyrnong City: +86 Wholesale Trade, Maribyrnong City: +6 Retail Trade, Maribyrnong City: +34 Accommodation and Food Services, Maribyrnong City: +71 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Maribyrnong City: +203 Information Media and Telecommunications, Maribyrnong City: +35 Financial and Insurance Services, Maribyrnong City: +43 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Maribyrnong City: +54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Maribyrnong City: +45 Administrative and Support Services, Maribyrnong City: +48 Public Administration and Safety, Maribyrnong City: +3 Education and Training, Maribyrnong City: +7 Health Care and Social Assistance, Maribyrnong City: +56 Arts and Recreation Services, Maribyrnong City: +25 Other Services, Maribyrnong City: +25 Industry not classified, Maribyrnong City: +24
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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