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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Canterbury Bankstown, comprising 21.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.8% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Canterbury Bankstown 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown 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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing960.37.11060.47.6-10
Mining180.10.2240.10.2-5
Manufacturing1,5224.93.51,5225.43.7+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services950.30.3710.30.3+24
Construction6,70321.815.85,91821.215.2+785
Wholesale Trade1,5124.93.71,4465.23.9+66
Retail Trade2,1246.95.82,1127.66.3+12
Accommodation and Food Services1,0473.44.19603.44.1+87
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,57218.16.84,63816.66.2+934
Information Media and Telecommunications1890.61.21620.61.2+27
Financial and Insurance Services1,3894.59.11,2294.48.8+160
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,7939.111.02,6769.611.2+117
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4267.913.12,1137.613.0+314
Administrative and Support Services1,3674.44.01,2624.54.0+105
Public Administration and Safety2810.90.42250.80.4+56
Education and Training3141.01.42681.01.4+46
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4154.65.91,3654.95.8+50
Arts and Recreation Services1940.61.31920.71.3+1
Other Services1,3084.34.01,2354.44.1+73
Industry not classified4071.31.23991.41.2+7

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.3% Mining, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.3% Construction, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 21.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.9% Retail Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 3.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 18.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.9% Education and Training, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.6% Other Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.3% Industry not classified, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.3%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -10 Mining, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -5 Manufacturing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +24 Construction, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +785 Wholesale Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +66 Retail Trade, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +12 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +87 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +934 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +27 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +160 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +117 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +314 Administrative and Support Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +105 Public Administration and Safety, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +56 Education and Training, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +46 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +50 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1 Other Services, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +73 Industry not classified, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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