Ballina Shire

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Ballina Shire, comprising 18.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.1% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Ballina 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 Ballina 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

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Registered businesses by industry
Ballina Shire - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing58112.76.657813.06.6+3
Mining40.10.260.10.2-2
Manufacturing1954.33.41864.23.4+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services190.40.3120.30.3+7
Construction82318.016.180318.016.1+20
Wholesale Trade1353.03.61292.93.6+6
Retail Trade2505.55.62676.05.6-17
Accommodation and Food Services1914.23.91894.23.9+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2214.88.12064.68.1+15
Information Media and Telecommunications410.91.2300.71.2+11
Financial and Insurance Services3337.39.03297.49.0+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4459.810.945010.110.9-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services50211.013.448410.913.4+18
Administrative and Support Services1773.94.21533.44.2+24
Public Administration and Safety80.20.4170.40.4-9
Education and Training611.31.5541.21.5+7
Health Care and Social Assistance3227.16.03127.06.0+10
Arts and Recreation Services651.41.3611.41.3+4
Other Services1803.94.11794.04.1+1
Industry not classified100.20.3130.30.3-3
Total business4,563100.0100.04,458100.0100.0+105

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id the population experts

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