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Bega Valley Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Bega Valley Shire, comprising 18.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 7.8% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Bega Valley Shire 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 Bega Valley Shire 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
Bega Valley Shire - Total registered businesses20152012Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2012 to 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing49918.27.854018.58.1-41
Mining10.00.240.10.2-3
Manufacturing1013.73.71033.53.9-3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80.30.380.30.30
Construction48617.715.454018.515.0-54
Wholesale Trade672.44.0642.24.1+3
Retail Trade2368.66.42739.36.8-37
Accommodation and Food Services2037.44.22107.24.0-8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1435.26.21615.56.3-17
Information Media and Telecommunications110.41.2140.51.2-3
Financial and Insurance Services1324.88.91194.18.0+13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2298.311.32368.110.7-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1957.113.21986.812.9-3
Administrative and Support Services792.94.0832.84.2-4
Public Administration and Safety90.30.4130.40.4-4
Education and Training271.01.4240.81.3+4
Health Care and Social Assistance1395.05.91244.25.2+15
Arts and Recreation Services411.51.3441.51.4-3
Other Services1415.14.11254.34.0+16
Industry not classified------401.42.0--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 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 2015
Registered businesses by industry 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 7.8% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 15.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.0% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 6.4% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 8.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 11.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.2% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 0.4% Education and Training, New South Wales: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bega Valley Shire: 18.2% Mining, Bega Valley Shire: 0.0% Manufacturing, Bega Valley Shire: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bega Valley Shire: 0.3% Construction, Bega Valley Shire: 17.7% Wholesale Trade, Bega Valley Shire: 2.4% Retail Trade, Bega Valley Shire: 8.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Bega Valley Shire: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bega Valley Shire: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bega Valley Shire: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Bega Valley Shire: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bega Valley Shire: 8.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bega Valley Shire: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Bega Valley Shire: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Bega Valley Shire: 0.3% Education and Training, Bega Valley Shire: 1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bega Valley Shire: 5.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Bega Valley Shire: 1.5% Other Services, Bega Valley Shire: 5.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2015
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bega Valley Shire: -41 Mining, Bega Valley Shire: -3 Manufacturing, Bega Valley Shire: -3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bega Valley Shire: 0 Construction, Bega Valley Shire: -54 Wholesale Trade, Bega Valley Shire: +3 Retail Trade, Bega Valley Shire: -37 Accommodation and Food Services, Bega Valley Shire: -8 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bega Valley Shire: -17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bega Valley Shire: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Bega Valley Shire: +13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bega Valley Shire: -7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bega Valley Shire: -3 Administrative and Support Services, Bega Valley Shire: -4 Public Administration and Safety, Bega Valley Shire: -4 Education and Training, Bega Valley Shire: +4 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bega Valley Shire: +15 Arts and Recreation Services, Bega Valley Shire: -3 Other Services, Bega Valley Shire: +16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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