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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Broken Hill City, comprising 16.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.8% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Broken Hill 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 Broken Hill 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.

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
Broken Hill City - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing17016.46.816516.87.1+5
Mining90.90.230.30.2+6
Manufacturing424.13.4414.23.5+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.30.330.30.30
Construction15815.316.015115.415.8+7
Wholesale Trade252.43.6252.53.80
Retail Trade10510.25.710110.35.8+4
Accommodation and Food Services908.74.0868.84.1+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing575.57.6495.06.8+8
Information Media and Telecommunications30.31.260.61.2-3
Financial and Insurance Services595.79.1545.59.1+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services807.710.9848.611.0-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services494.713.1495.013.10
Administrative and Support Services343.34.1282.94.0+6
Public Administration and Safety00.00.400.00.40
Education and Training80.81.460.61.4+2
Health Care and Social Assistance484.65.9424.35.9+6
Arts and Recreation Services60.61.380.81.3-2
Other Services827.94.0787.94.0+4
Industry not classified60.60.930.31.0+3

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, Broken Hill City: 16.4% Mining, Broken Hill City: 0.9% Manufacturing, Broken Hill City: 4.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Broken Hill City: 0.3% Construction, Broken Hill City: 15.3% Wholesale Trade, Broken Hill City: 2.4% Retail Trade, Broken Hill City: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Broken Hill City: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Broken Hill City: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Broken Hill City: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Broken Hill City: 5.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Broken Hill City: 7.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Broken Hill City: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Broken Hill City: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Broken Hill City: 0.0% Education and Training, Broken Hill City: 0.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Broken Hill City: 4.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Broken Hill City: 0.6% Other Services, Broken Hill City: 7.9% Industry not classified, Broken Hill City: 0.6%
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, Broken Hill City: +5 Mining, Broken Hill City: +6 Manufacturing, Broken Hill City: +1 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Broken Hill City: 0 Construction, Broken Hill City: +7 Wholesale Trade, Broken Hill City: 0 Retail Trade, Broken Hill City: +4 Accommodation and Food Services, Broken Hill City: +4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Broken Hill City: +8 Information Media and Telecommunications, Broken Hill City: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Broken Hill City: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Broken Hill City: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Broken Hill City: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Broken Hill City: +6 Public Administration and Safety, Broken Hill City: 0 Education and Training, Broken Hill City: +2 Health Care and Social Assistance, Broken Hill City: +6 Arts and Recreation Services, Broken Hill City: -2 Other Services, Broken Hill City: +4 Industry not classified, Broken Hill City: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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