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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Macarthur Region, comprising 23.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.5% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Macarthur Region 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 Macarthur Region 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
Macarthur Region - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6173.47.36863.98.1-69
Mining180.10.2120.10.2+6
Manufacturing9515.23.69505.43.9+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services640.30.3670.40.3-3
Construction4,38723.815.53,94822.615.0+439
Wholesale Trade6673.63.87084.14.1-41
Retail Trade1,0275.66.11,1026.36.8-75
Accommodation and Food Services5312.94.24702.74.0+61
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,10311.46.31,95111.26.3+152
Information Media and Telecommunications870.51.2770.41.2+10
Financial and Insurance Services1,1386.29.19675.58.0+171
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6609.011.11,5999.210.7+61
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6639.013.01,6279.312.9+37
Administrative and Support Services7484.14.07494.34.2-1
Public Administration and Safety1140.60.41360.80.4-22
Education and Training2401.31.42311.31.3+9
Health Care and Social Assistance8744.85.96904.05.2+184
Arts and Recreation Services2491.41.32021.21.4+47
Other Services1,0405.74.09765.64.0+64
Industry not classified2241.21.43131.82.0-89

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, New South Wales: 7.3% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 15.5% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.8% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 6.1% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 9.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 11.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.0% 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: 4.0% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 1.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: 3.4% Mining, Macarthur Region: 0.1% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: 5.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: 0.3% Construction, Macarthur Region: 23.8% Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: 3.6% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: 2.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: 11.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: 6.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: 9.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: 9.0% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: 0.6% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: 4.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: 1.4% Other Services, Macarthur Region: 5.7% Industry not classified, Macarthur Region: 1.2%
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, Macarthur Region: -69 Mining, Macarthur Region: +6 Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: +1 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: -3 Construction, Macarthur Region: +439 Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: -41 Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: -75 Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: +61 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: +152 Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: +10 Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: +171 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: +61 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: +37 Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: -1 Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: -22 Education and Training, Macarthur Region: +9 Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: +184 Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: +47 Other Services, Macarthur Region: +64 Industry not classified, Macarthur Region: -89
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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