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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in The Hills Shire, comprising 16.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.5% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in The Hills 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 The Hills 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
The Hills Shire - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2631.47.33592.18.1-96
Mining100.10.2200.10.2-10
Manufacturing5152.73.65563.23.9-41
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services410.20.3370.20.3+5
Construction3,18816.915.52,79816.315.0+390
Wholesale Trade9855.23.89795.74.1+7
Retail Trade1,1185.96.11,0716.26.8+47
Accommodation and Food Services5182.74.24302.54.0+88
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7774.16.37284.26.3+49
Information Media and Telecommunications2021.11.21620.91.2+40
Financial and Insurance Services2,14211.49.11,6479.68.0+496
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,43812.911.12,23113.010.7+207
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,05616.213.02,91917.012.9+137
Administrative and Support Services7464.04.06994.14.2+48
Public Administration and Safety820.40.4800.50.4+2
Education and Training2931.61.42831.61.3+10
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3497.25.91,0606.25.2+289
Arts and Recreation Services2001.11.31921.11.4+8
Other Services6793.64.06023.54.0+77
Industry not classified2491.31.43402.02.0-91

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, The Hills Shire: 1.4% Mining, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: 2.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: 0.2% Construction, The Hills Shire: 16.9% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: 5.2% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: 5.9% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: 2.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: 11.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: 12.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: 16.2% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: 0.4% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: 1.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: 7.2% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: 1.1% Other Services, The Hills Shire: 3.6% Industry not classified, The Hills Shire: 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, The Hills Shire: -96 Mining, The Hills Shire: -10 Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: -41 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: +5 Construction, The Hills Shire: +390 Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: +7 Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: +47 Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: +88 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +49 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: +40 Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: +496 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: +207 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: +137 Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: +48 Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: +2 Education and Training, The Hills Shire: +10 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: +289 Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: +8 Other Services, The Hills Shire: +77 Industry not classified, The Hills Shire: -91
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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