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Circular Head Council area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Circular Head Council area, comprising 52.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.1% in Tasmania.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Circular Head Council area 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 Circular Head Council area 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
Circular Head Council area - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing44652.015.145249.016.0-6
Mining60.70.391.00.4-3
Manufacturing232.74.4272.94.4-4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.00.230.30.3-3
Construction758.715.3919.915.7-16
Wholesale Trade192.22.6252.72.8-6
Retail Trade445.17.4505.48.2-6
Accommodation and Food Services475.55.4454.95.3+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing283.35.6384.15.5-10
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.600.00.60
Financial and Insurance Services141.67.1333.66.2-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services576.69.9535.79.6+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services232.79.0202.28.8+3
Administrative and Support Services161.92.8182.02.7-2
Public Administration and Safety60.70.430.30.3+3
Education and Training00.00.960.71.0-6
Health Care and Social Assistance121.46.070.85.4+5
Arts and Recreation Services30.31.391.01.3-6
Other Services364.24.6343.74.4+2
Industry not classified30.31.000.01.3+3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2012 to 2016 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 2016
Registered businesses by industry 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 15.1% Mining, Tasmania: 0.3% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 4.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 0.2% Construction, Tasmania: 15.3% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.6% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 7.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 7.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 9.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 9.0% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 0.4% Education and Training, Tasmania: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 6.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 1.3% Other Services, Tasmania: 4.6% Industry not classified, Tasmania: 1.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Circular Head Council area: 52.0% Mining, Circular Head Council area: 0.7% Manufacturing, Circular Head Council area: 2.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Circular Head Council area: 0.0% Construction, Circular Head Council area: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Circular Head Council area: 2.2% Retail Trade, Circular Head Council area: 5.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Circular Head Council area: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Circular Head Council area: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Circular Head Council area: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Circular Head Council area: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Circular Head Council area: 6.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Circular Head Council area: 2.7% Administrative and Support Services, Circular Head Council area: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Circular Head Council area: 0.7% Education and Training, Circular Head Council area: 0.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Circular Head Council area: 1.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Circular Head Council area: 0.3% Other Services, Circular Head Council area: 4.2% Industry not classified, Circular Head Council area: 0.3%
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 2016
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Circular Head Council area: -6 Mining, Circular Head Council area: -3 Manufacturing, Circular Head Council area: -4 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Circular Head Council area: -3 Construction, Circular Head Council area: -16 Wholesale Trade, Circular Head Council area: -6 Retail Trade, Circular Head Council area: -6 Accommodation and Food Services, Circular Head Council area: +2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Circular Head Council area: -10 Information Media and Telecommunications, Circular Head Council area: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Circular Head Council area: -19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Circular Head Council area: +4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Circular Head Council area: +3 Administrative and Support Services, Circular Head Council area: -2 Public Administration and Safety, Circular Head Council area: +3 Education and Training, Circular Head Council area: -6 Health Care and Social Assistance, Circular Head Council area: +5 Arts and Recreation Services, Circular Head Council area: -6 Other Services, Circular Head Council area: +2 Industry not classified, Circular Head Council area: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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