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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Greater Shepparton, comprising 21.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.8% in Victoria.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Greater Shepparton 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 Greater Shepparton 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 Greater Shepparton - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,36821.66.81,39122.57.5-22
Mining00.00.100.00.20
Manufacturing2504.04.02554.14.2-5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services170.30.3140.20.3+3
Construction92614.616.890914.716.5+17
Wholesale Trade1893.04.01983.24.1-10
Retail Trade3485.55.93415.56.4+7
Accommodation and Food Services2443.94.32263.74.3+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3685.86.93736.06.0-5
Information Media and Telecommunications240.41.0140.21.0+10
Financial and Insurance Services4256.79.23766.18.9+49
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services67810.710.766610.810.8+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4226.712.54106.612.5+12
Administrative and Support Services2183.43.72193.53.6-1
Public Administration and Safety130.20.3120.20.3+1
Education and Training540.91.3460.71.3+8
Health Care and Social Assistance3145.05.63225.25.5-8
Arts and Recreation Services601.01.3490.81.3+12
Other Services3455.54.03095.04.0+36
Industry not classified601.01.3480.81.2+12

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 Greater Shepparton: 21.6% Mining, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.0% Manufacturing, City of Greater Shepparton: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.3% Construction, City of Greater Shepparton: 14.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Greater Shepparton: 3.0% Retail Trade, City of Greater Shepparton: 5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Greater Shepparton: 3.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Greater Shepparton: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Greater Shepparton: 6.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Greater Shepparton: 10.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Greater Shepparton: 6.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Greater Shepparton: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.2% Education and Training, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Greater Shepparton: 5.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Greater Shepparton: 1.0% Other Services, City of Greater Shepparton: 5.5% Industry not classified, City of Greater Shepparton: 1.0%
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 Greater Shepparton: -22 Mining, City of Greater Shepparton: 0 Manufacturing, City of Greater Shepparton: -5 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Greater Shepparton: +3 Construction, City of Greater Shepparton: +17 Wholesale Trade, City of Greater Shepparton: -10 Retail Trade, City of Greater Shepparton: +7 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Greater Shepparton: +18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Greater Shepparton: -5 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Greater Shepparton: +10 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Greater Shepparton: +49 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Greater Shepparton: +12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Greater Shepparton: +12 Administrative and Support Services, City of Greater Shepparton: -1 Public Administration and Safety, City of Greater Shepparton: +1 Education and Training, City of Greater Shepparton: +8 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Greater Shepparton: -8 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Greater Shepparton: +12 Other Services, City of Greater Shepparton: +36 Industry not classified, City of Greater Shepparton: +12
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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