Byron Shire

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Byron Shire, comprising 14.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.1% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Byron 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 Byron 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
Byron Shire - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3667.46.63637.76.6+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services130.30.3110.20.3+2
Wholesale Trade2124.33.62124.53.60
Retail Trade4449.05.64219.05.6+23
Accommodation and Food Services3507.13.93317.03.9+19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1653.48.11423.08.1+23
Information Media and Telecommunications1082.21.21062.31.2+2
Financial and Insurance Services2625.39.02575.59.0+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4689.510.94649.910.9+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services63312.913.457312.213.4+60
Administrative and Support Services1994.04.21944.14.2+5
Public Administration and Safety60.10.460.10.40
Education and Training1162.41.51042.21.5+12
Health Care and Social Assistance3637.46.03617.76.0+2
Arts and Recreation Services1402.81.31312.81.3+9
Other Services1342.74.11423.04.1-8
Industry not classified100.20.3120.30.3-2
Total business4,922100.0100.04,698100.0100.0+224

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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