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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Wagga Wagga City, comprising 18.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 7.3% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Wagga Wagga 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 Wagga Wagga 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
Wagga Wagga City - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,04018.67.31,05919.08.1-19
Mining30.10.230.10.20
Manufacturing1993.63.62113.83.9-12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services200.40.3180.30.3+2
Construction95717.115.593216.715.0+25
Wholesale Trade1452.63.81723.14.1-27
Retail Trade3065.56.13736.76.8-67
Accommodation and Food Services2414.34.22434.44.0-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2945.36.33406.16.3-46
Information Media and Telecommunications170.31.2280.51.2-11
Financial and Insurance Services5289.49.14297.78.0+100
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5499.811.15339.510.7+16
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3235.813.02985.312.9+25
Administrative and Support Services1442.64.01542.84.2-10
Public Administration and Safety150.30.4120.20.4+3
Education and Training531.01.4561.01.3-3
Health Care and Social Assistance3636.55.93185.75.2+44
Arts and Recreation Services581.01.3611.11.4-2
Other Services2805.04.02825.14.0-3
Industry not classified561.01.4661.22.0-10

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, Wagga Wagga City: 18.6% Mining, Wagga Wagga City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: 0.4% Construction, Wagga Wagga City: 17.1% Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 2.6% Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: 9.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: 9.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: 0.3% Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: 1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: 6.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.0% Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: 5.0% Industry not classified, Wagga Wagga 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, Wagga Wagga City: -19 Mining, Wagga Wagga City: 0 Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: -12 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: +2 Construction, Wagga Wagga City: +25 Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: -27 Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: -67 Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: -2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: -46 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: -11 Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: +100 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: +16 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: +25 Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: -10 Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: +3 Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: +44 Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: -2 Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: -3 Industry not classified, Wagga Wagga City: -10
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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