Blacktown City

Businesses by industry

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Blacktown City, comprising 20.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 7.8% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Blacktown City 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 Blacktown City 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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Blacktown City - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1440.56.51410.66.5+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services840.30.3850.30.3-1
Wholesale Trade1,2094.43.61,1234.43.6+86
Retail Trade1,8116.66.01,5726.26.0+239
Accommodation and Food Services1,0043.74.49103.64.4+94
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,59920.57.85,87223.17.8-273
Information Media and Telecommunications2220.81.22090.81.2+13
Financial and Insurance Services7582.85.36612.65.3+97
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9107.011.31,7296.811.3+181
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,02911.114.12,71510.714.1+314
Administrative and Support Services1,5645.74.51,4525.74.5+112
Public Administration and Safety1570.60.31610.60.3-4
Education and Training3991.51.73581.41.7+41
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4615.46.61,2484.96.6+213
Arts and Recreation Services2611.01.42400.91.4+21
Other Services1,4465.34.51,2725.04.5+174
Industry not classified300.10.1320.10.1-2
Total business27,247100.0100.025,427100.0100.0+1,820

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id (informed decisions)

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