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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Armidale Regional Council, comprising 30.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.8% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Armidale Regional Council 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 Armidale Regional Council 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
Armidale Regional Council - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing90230.66.889830.67.1+4
Mining120.40.2120.40.2-1
Manufacturing662.23.4632.23.5+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.20.360.20.30
Construction34711.816.034111.615.8+5
Wholesale Trade762.63.6772.63.8-1
Retail Trade1545.25.71595.45.8-4
Accommodation and Food Services1224.24.01244.24.1-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1254.37.61254.36.80
Information Media and Telecommunications70.21.260.21.2+1
Financial and Insurance Services1745.99.11756.09.1-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2909.910.929510.011.0-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2478.413.12438.313.1+4
Administrative and Support Services692.44.1682.34.0+2
Public Administration and Safety110.40.4110.40.40
Education and Training321.11.4351.21.4-3
Health Care and Social Assistance1635.55.91605.45.9+3
Arts and Recreation Services260.91.3341.21.3-8
Other Services852.94.0782.74.0+7
Industry not classified281.00.9270.91.0+1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 6.8% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 16.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 7.6% 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: 10.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.1% 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: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: 30.6% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: 2.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0.2% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: 11.8% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 2.6% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: 5.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: 5.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: 9.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: 8.4% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: 0.4% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: 1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: 5.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0.9% Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: 2.9% Industry not classified, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: +4 Mining, Armidale Regional Council: -1 Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: +3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: 0 Construction, Armidale Regional Council: +5 Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -1 Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -4 Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: -2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: +1 Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: -5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: +4 Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: +2 Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: 0 Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: +3 Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: -8 Other Services, Armidale Regional Council: +7 Industry not classified, Armidale Regional Council: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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