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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Moreland, comprising 16.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.8% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Moreland 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 Moreland 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
City of Moreland - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing680.56.8680.67.50
Mining30.00.130.00.20
Manufacturing5924.64.06115.14.2-18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services220.20.3180.20.3+4
Construction2,18916.916.82,00016.816.5+189
Wholesale Trade4613.64.04443.74.1+17
Retail Trade8796.85.98897.56.4-10
Accommodation and Food Services6294.94.35734.84.3+56
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,50711.66.91,27710.86.0+230
Information Media and Telecommunications1551.21.01361.11.0+19
Financial and Insurance Services7776.09.27086.08.9+69
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2329.510.71,18510.010.8+47
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,74913.512.51,57213.212.5+177
Administrative and Support Services5063.93.74473.83.6+58
Public Administration and Safety1000.80.3790.70.3+21
Education and Training2391.81.31811.51.3+58
Health Care and Social Assistance7876.15.67126.05.5+74
Arts and Recreation Services2602.01.32482.11.3+12
Other Services5894.54.05494.64.0+40
Industry not classified2031.61.31701.41.2+33

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, City of Moreland: 0.5% Mining, City of Moreland: 0.0% Manufacturing, City of Moreland: 4.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Moreland: 0.2% Construction, City of Moreland: 16.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Moreland: 3.6% Retail Trade, City of Moreland: 6.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Moreland: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Moreland: 11.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Moreland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Moreland: 6.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Moreland: 9.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Moreland: 13.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Moreland: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Moreland: 0.8% Education and Training, City of Moreland: 1.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Moreland: 6.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Moreland: 2.0% Other Services, City of Moreland: 4.5% Industry not classified, City of Moreland: 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, City of Moreland: 0 Mining, City of Moreland: 0 Manufacturing, City of Moreland: -18 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Moreland: +4 Construction, City of Moreland: +189 Wholesale Trade, City of Moreland: +17 Retail Trade, City of Moreland: -10 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Moreland: +56 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Moreland: +230 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Moreland: +19 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Moreland: +69 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Moreland: +47 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Moreland: +177 Administrative and Support Services, City of Moreland: +58 Public Administration and Safety, City of Moreland: +21 Education and Training, City of Moreland: +58 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Moreland: +74 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Moreland: +12 Other Services, City of Moreland: +40 Industry not classified, City of Moreland: +33
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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