Shire of Ashburton

Business trends

There were an estimated 170 total GST registered businesses in the Shire of Ashburton in the Sep-23 quarter. There were 5 new businesses and 5 business GST cancellations in the same quarter.

The Australian Business Register (ABR) is a register of all business entities and sole traders in Australia, based on Australian Business Numbers (ABNs), maintained by the Australian Taxation Office.

While ABR business data does not pick up all operations in a region (some companies are not registered at the location where they undertake commercial operations), the time-series data can be quite insightful. It can give you an indication of the short-term impacts of macro-events, and can also offer a sign as to how favourable local conditions are to establishing new businesses during normal times.

COVID-19 pandemic is producing business conditions substantially different from normal. Using the Business Trends page will allow users to monitor the impact of COVID-19 locally and particularly how each industry is being affected. This dataset should be viewed in conjunction with COVID-19 Economic Outlook page to understand the magnitude and the direction of the impact of COVID-19 on economic value and employment.

Changes in business counts by industry can show structural shifts within the economy and identify growth and declining industries. For example, growth industries will have high entry and exit rates due to the high failure rates of first movers and smaller high growth enterprises. Declining sectors will have low entry and high exit rates.

The raw business register dataset contains large numbers of ABNs which are not relevant to local government planning, including trusts, superannuation funds, non-active businesses and micro businesses not registered for GST. These have been filtered out of the data presented here, to provide a more meaningful dataset for Local Government Decision making.

Data are presented as aggregates of ABNs at the Local Government level for each of the time period. The graph of the number of GST registered businesses, the number of new GST registered businesses, and the number of cancelled GST registerations can be selected at the 1-digit ANZSIC classification level. For more information, including actual business locations and name and address details, LGAs are entitled to access the raw ABR unit record dataset directly from the ATO.

Data source

Australian Business Register - filtered counts - Current at 22nd of May 2023

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Business trends by industry sector
Shire of Ashburton - All industries
QuarterNumber of registered businessesNew GST RegistrationCancelled GST RegistrationNet change
Sep-2023 170550
Jun-2023 17094+5
Mar-2023 165104+6
Dec-2022 159133+10
Sep-2022 149144+10
Jun-2022 13964+2
Mar-2022 137104+6
Dec-2021 13192+7
Sep-2021 1241110+1
Jun-2021 12363+3
Mar-2021 120110
Dec-2020 12045-1
Sep-2020 12163+3
Jun-2020 11851+4
Mar-2020 11452+3
Dec-2019 11137-4
Sep-2019 11563+3
Jun-2019 112330
Mar-2019 11242+2
Dec-2018 11034-1
Sep-2018 11160+6
Jun-2018 10527-5
Mar-2018 11053+2
Dec-2017 10834-1
Sep-2017 10924-2
Jun-2017 11134-1
Mar-2017 11242+2
Dec-2016 11053+2
Sep-2016 10848-4
Jun-2016 11234-1
Mar-2016 11353+2
Dec-2015 111770
Sep-2015 111106+4
Jun-2015 10728-6
Mar-2015 113440

Source: Australian Business Register. ©2020 Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Shire of Ashburton

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