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Wyong Shire

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Wyong Shire, comprising 26.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.5% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Wyong 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 Wyong 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
Wyong Shire - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1812.17.32062.48.1-25
Mining60.10.290.10.2-3
Manufacturing3554.03.64104.83.9-55
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services230.30.3530.60.3-30
Construction2,28026.015.52,10824.815.0+172
Wholesale Trade2803.23.82793.34.1+1
Retail Trade5786.66.16397.56.8-61
Accommodation and Food Services4164.74.23604.24.0+56
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5336.16.35846.96.3-51
Information Media and Telecommunications580.71.2720.81.2-14
Financial and Insurance Services6287.29.14685.58.0+160
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7999.111.17268.510.7+73
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8599.813.087510.312.9-16
Administrative and Support Services3844.44.03804.54.2+4
Public Administration and Safety600.70.4390.50.4+21
Education and Training1551.81.41411.71.3+13
Health Care and Social Assistance4475.15.93924.65.2+55
Arts and Recreation Services1161.31.31281.51.4-12
Other Services5256.04.05076.04.0+19
Industry not classified1001.11.41331.62.0-34

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, Wyong Shire: 2.1% Mining, Wyong Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wyong Shire: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Construction, Wyong Shire: 26.0% Wholesale Trade, Wyong Shire: 3.2% Retail Trade, Wyong Shire: 6.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Wyong Shire: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wyong Shire: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wyong Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Wyong Shire: 7.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wyong Shire: 9.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wyong Shire: 9.8% Administrative and Support Services, Wyong Shire: 4.4% Public Administration and Safety, Wyong Shire: 0.7% Education and Training, Wyong Shire: 1.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wyong Shire: 5.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Wyong Shire: 1.3% Other Services, Wyong Shire: 6.0% Industry not classified, Wyong Shire: 1.1%
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, Wyong Shire: -25 Mining, Wyong Shire: -3 Manufacturing, Wyong Shire: -55 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wyong Shire: -30 Construction, Wyong Shire: +172 Wholesale Trade, Wyong Shire: +1 Retail Trade, Wyong Shire: -61 Accommodation and Food Services, Wyong Shire: +56 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wyong Shire: -51 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wyong Shire: -14 Financial and Insurance Services, Wyong Shire: +160 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wyong Shire: +73 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wyong Shire: -16 Administrative and Support Services, Wyong Shire: +4 Public Administration and Safety, Wyong Shire: +21 Education and Training, Wyong Shire: +13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wyong Shire: +55 Arts and Recreation Services, Wyong Shire: -12 Other Services, Wyong Shire: +19 Industry not classified, Wyong Shire: -34
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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