Shire of Ashburton

Business trends

There were an estimated 170 total GST registered businesses in the Shire of Ashburton in the Dec-23 quarter. There were 4 new businesses and 1 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 May 2024

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Business trends by industry sector
Shire of Ashburton - All industries
QuarterNumber of registered businessesNew GST RegistrationCancelled GST RegistrationNet change
Dec-2023 17041+3
Sep-2023 16757-2
Jun-2023 16994+5
Mar-2023 164104+6
Dec-2022 158133+10
Sep-2022 148154+11
Jun-2022 13754+1
Mar-2022 136104+6
Dec-2021 13092+7
Sep-2021 1231110+1
Jun-2021 12263+3
Mar-2021 119110
Dec-2020 11945-1
Sep-2020 12063+3
Jun-2020 11751+4
Mar-2020 11352+3
Dec-2019 11037-4
Sep-2019 11463+3
Jun-2019 111330
Mar-2019 11142+2
Dec-2018 10934-1
Sep-2018 11060+6
Jun-2018 10427-5
Mar-2018 10953+2
Dec-2017 10734-1
Sep-2017 10814-3
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. ©2024 Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Shire of Ashburton

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