Clarence Valley Council area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Clarence Valley Council area, comprising 25.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.2% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Clarence Valley 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 Clarence Valley 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Please note that data within the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Counts of Australian Business is subject to perturbation for confidentiality reasons. The ABS randomises LGA business counts for industries or totals between 1 and 3. If no counts are recorded, zero will be shown. If 3 or more, the number will be shown. This perturbation means sub-totals may not add up to high-level totals.
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Registered businesses by industry
Clarence Valley Council area - total registered businesses20232022change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2022 to 2023
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,09425.56.21,08225.46.2+12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services160.40.3150.40.3+1
Wholesale Trade882.13.4962.33.4-8
Retail Trade2656.25.92666.25.9-1
Accommodation and Food Services2335.44.32505.94.3-17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1774.17.71974.67.7-20
Information Media and Telecommunications190.41.1220.51.1-3
Financial and Insurance Services631.55.4671.65.4-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3367.811.33428.011.3-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2856.714.02736.414.0+12
Administrative and Support Services1383.24.61403.34.6-2
Public Administration and Safety90.20.390.20.30
Education and Training461.11.7441.01.7+2
Health Care and Social Assistance2425.77.12385.67.1+4
Arts and Recreation Services671.61.5681.61.5-1
Other Services2285.34.62225.24.6+6
Industry not classified30.10.1000.1+3
Total Businesses4,282100.0100.04,260100.0100.0+22

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits. 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)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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