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 25.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.3% 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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Clarence Valley Council area - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,08025.46.31,06226.36.3+18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services150.40.3110.30.3+4
Wholesale Trade942.23.5892.23.5+5
Retail Trade2666.36.02536.36.0+13
Accommodation and Food Services2505.94.42405.94.4+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1964.67.41914.77.4+5
Information Media and Telecommunications220.51.2180.41.2+4
Financial and Insurance Services661.65.3641.65.3+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3428.011.23248.011.2+18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2726.414.02426.014.0+30
Administrative and Support Services1383.24.71243.14.7+14
Public Administration and Safety90.20.390.20.30
Education and Training441.01.7451.11.7-1
Health Care and Social Assistance2385.66.82215.56.8+17
Arts and Recreation Services681.61.5661.61.5+2
Other Services2255.34.62145.34.6+11
Industry not classified000.1000.10
Total business4,254100.0100.04,040100.0100.0+214

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 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)

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