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Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the SHOROC Region, comprising 20.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 13.0% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in SHOROC 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 SHOROC 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
SHOROC Region - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3741.17.34891.48.1-115
Mining360.10.2260.10.2+10
Manufacturing1,2093.43.61,3073.73.9-98
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services640.20.3690.20.3-5
Construction5,23414.815.55,15714.715.0+77
Wholesale Trade1,4474.13.81,5244.44.1-77
Retail Trade1,8485.26.12,0195.86.8-171
Accommodation and Food Services1,1183.24.21,0433.04.0+75
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9432.76.39562.76.3-13
Information Media and Telecommunications7062.01.27002.01.2+6
Financial and Insurance Services4,24612.09.13,67610.58.0+570
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,41612.511.14,48512.810.7-69
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,24020.413.06,98219.912.9+258
Administrative and Support Services1,4694.14.01,4894.34.2-20
Public Administration and Safety1010.30.41180.30.4-17
Education and Training7122.01.46571.91.3+55
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9075.45.91,7405.05.2+167
Arts and Recreation Services6381.81.36771.91.4-39
Other Services1,2693.64.01,2573.64.0+12
Industry not classified4651.31.46431.82.0-178

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, SHOROC Region: 1.1% Mining, SHOROC Region: 0.1% Manufacturing, SHOROC Region: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, SHOROC Region: 0.2% Construction, SHOROC Region: 14.8% Wholesale Trade, SHOROC Region: 4.1% Retail Trade, SHOROC Region: 5.2% Accommodation and Food Services, SHOROC Region: 3.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, SHOROC Region: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, SHOROC Region: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, SHOROC Region: 12.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, SHOROC Region: 12.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, SHOROC Region: 20.4% Administrative and Support Services, SHOROC Region: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, SHOROC Region: 0.3% Education and Training, SHOROC Region: 2.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, SHOROC Region: 5.4% Arts and Recreation Services, SHOROC Region: 1.8% Other Services, SHOROC Region: 3.6% Industry not classified, SHOROC Region: 1.3%
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, SHOROC Region: -115 Mining, SHOROC Region: +10 Manufacturing, SHOROC Region: -98 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, SHOROC Region: -5 Construction, SHOROC Region: +77 Wholesale Trade, SHOROC Region: -77 Retail Trade, SHOROC Region: -171 Accommodation and Food Services, SHOROC Region: +75 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, SHOROC Region: -13 Information Media and Telecommunications, SHOROC Region: +6 Financial and Insurance Services, SHOROC Region: +570 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, SHOROC Region: -69 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, SHOROC Region: +258 Administrative and Support Services, SHOROC Region: -20 Public Administration and Safety, SHOROC Region: -17 Education and Training, SHOROC Region: +55 Health Care and Social Assistance, SHOROC Region: +167 Arts and Recreation Services, SHOROC Region: -39 Other Services, SHOROC Region: +12 Industry not classified, SHOROC Region: -178
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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