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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Penrith City, comprising 25.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.5% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Penrith City 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 Penrith City 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
Penrith City - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2652.17.33302.68.1-65
Mining230.20.2160.10.2+7
Manufacturing6735.23.67305.73.9-57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services450.30.3530.40.3-8
Construction3,22625.015.53,10824.115.0+118
Wholesale Trade4483.53.84793.74.1-31
Retail Trade7485.86.18766.86.8-128
Accommodation and Food Services3843.04.23382.64.0+46
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,35710.56.31,37210.76.3-15
Information Media and Telecommunications650.51.2710.61.2-6
Financial and Insurance Services7726.09.16184.88.0+153
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,42111.011.11,33210.310.7+89
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0398.113.01,0518.212.9-12
Administrative and Support Services5224.14.05404.24.2-17
Public Administration and Safety660.50.4750.60.4-9
Education and Training1841.41.41581.21.3+26
Health Care and Social Assistance5934.65.95494.35.2+45
Arts and Recreation Services1471.11.31571.21.4-10
Other Services7826.14.08096.34.0-27
Industry not classified1281.01.42211.72.0-93

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, Penrith City: 2.1% Mining, Penrith City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Penrith City: 5.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: 0.3% Construction, Penrith City: 25.0% Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: 3.5% Retail Trade, Penrith City: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: 3.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: 10.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: 6.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: 11.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: 0.5% Education and Training, Penrith City: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: 4.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: 1.1% Other Services, Penrith City: 6.1% Industry not classified, Penrith City: 1.0%
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, Penrith City: -65 Mining, Penrith City: +7 Manufacturing, Penrith City: -57 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: -8 Construction, Penrith City: +118 Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: -31 Retail Trade, Penrith City: -128 Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: +46 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: -15 Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: +153 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: +89 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: -12 Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: -17 Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: -9 Education and Training, Penrith City: +26 Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: +45 Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: -10 Other Services, Penrith City: -27 Industry not classified, Penrith City: -93
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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