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Maribyrnong City

Businesses by industry

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Maribyrnong City, comprising 13.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.1% 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 businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing440.66.4480.76.8-4
Mining30.00.130.00.10
Manufacturing2583.43.82353.44.0+23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services240.30.3180.30.3+6
Construction87911.716.884612.216.8+33
Wholesale Trade3334.43.93224.64.0+11
Retail Trade6388.55.76219.06.0+17
Accommodation and Food Services4095.54.14236.14.3-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,03313.88.175610.96.9+277
Information Media and Telecommunications1231.61.01131.61.0+10
Financial and Insurance Services4856.59.34486.59.3+37
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7139.510.571210.310.7+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services98513.112.492913.412.5+56
Administrative and Support Services3354.53.83064.43.7+29
Public Administration and Safety340.50.3410.60.3-7
Education and Training1311.71.41351.91.4-4
Health Care and Social Assistance4636.25.64436.45.6+20
Arts and Recreation Services1772.41.31532.21.3+24
Other Services3484.64.03164.64.1+32
Industry not classified841.10.9661.01.0+18

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 6.4% Mining, Victoria: 0.1% Manufacturing, Victoria: 3.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 0.3% Construction, Victoria: 16.8% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.9% Retail Trade, Victoria: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 8.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 9.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 10.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 12.4% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 0.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.3% Other Services, Victoria: 4.0% Industry not classified, Victoria: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Maribyrnong City: 0.6% Mining, Maribyrnong City: 0.0% Manufacturing, Maribyrnong City: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Maribyrnong City: 0.3% Construction, Maribyrnong City: 11.7% Wholesale Trade, Maribyrnong City: 4.4% Retail Trade, Maribyrnong City: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Maribyrnong City: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Maribyrnong City: 13.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Maribyrnong City: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Maribyrnong City: 6.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Maribyrnong City: 9.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Maribyrnong City: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, Maribyrnong City: 4.5% Public Administration and Safety, Maribyrnong City: 0.5% Education and Training, Maribyrnong City: 1.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Maribyrnong City: 6.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Maribyrnong City: 2.4% Other Services, Maribyrnong City: 4.6% Industry not classified, Maribyrnong City: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Maribyrnong City: -4 Mining, Maribyrnong City: 0 Manufacturing, Maribyrnong City: +23 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Maribyrnong City: +6 Construction, Maribyrnong City: +33 Wholesale Trade, Maribyrnong City: +11 Retail Trade, Maribyrnong City: +17 Accommodation and Food Services, Maribyrnong City: -14 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Maribyrnong City: +277 Information Media and Telecommunications, Maribyrnong City: +10 Financial and Insurance Services, Maribyrnong City: +37 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Maribyrnong City: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Maribyrnong City: +56 Administrative and Support Services, Maribyrnong City: +29 Public Administration and Safety, Maribyrnong City: -7 Education and Training, Maribyrnong City: -4 Health Care and Social Assistance, Maribyrnong City: +20 Arts and Recreation Services, Maribyrnong City: +24 Other Services, Maribyrnong City: +32 Industry not classified, Maribyrnong City: +18
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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