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Camden Council area

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Camden Council area, comprising 26.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.8% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Camden Council area 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 Camden Council area 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
Camden Council area - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2233.57.12134.07.6+10
Mining90.10.2120.20.2-3
Manufacturing2734.33.52414.53.7+32
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services210.30.390.20.3+12
Construction1,67026.515.81,34325.115.2+327
Wholesale Trade2223.53.71893.53.9+33
Retail Trade3125.05.82925.56.3+20
Accommodation and Food Services1622.64.11462.74.1+16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5328.46.84508.46.2+82
Information Media and Telecommunications290.51.2250.51.2+4
Financial and Insurance Services4407.09.13967.48.8+44
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services63210.011.054110.111.2+90
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services63910.113.15209.713.0+119
Administrative and Support Services2604.14.01783.34.0+82
Public Administration and Safety440.70.4280.50.4+16
Education and Training771.21.4771.41.40
Health Care and Social Assistance2544.05.92214.15.8+34
Arts and Recreation Services861.41.3851.61.3+1
Other Services3495.54.03175.94.1+32
Industry not classified661.01.2581.11.2+8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 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 2017
Registered businesses by industry 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 7.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 15.8% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.7% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 6.8% 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: 11.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.0% 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: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: 3.5% Mining, Camden Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Camden Council area: 4.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: 0.3% Construction, Camden Council area: 26.5% Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: 3.5% Retail Trade, Camden Council area: 5.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: 2.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: 8.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: 7.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: 10.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: 10.1% Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: 0.7% Education and Training, Camden Council area: 1.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: 4.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: 1.4% Other Services, Camden Council area: 5.5% Industry not classified, Camden Council area: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: +10 Mining, Camden Council area: -3 Manufacturing, Camden Council area: +32 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: +12 Construction, Camden Council area: +327 Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: +33 Retail Trade, Camden Council area: +20 Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: +16 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: +82 Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: +44 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: +90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: +119 Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: +82 Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: +16 Education and Training, Camden Council area: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: +34 Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: +1 Other Services, Camden Council area: +32 Industry not classified, Camden Council area: +8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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