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Cradle Coast Region

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of registered employing businesses in the Cradle Coast Region, comprising 19.0% of all registered employing businesses, compared to 12.6% in Tasmania.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Cradle Coast Region 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 the Cradle Coast Region 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
Cradle Coast Region - Registered employing businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60819.012.658218.413.2+26
Mining210.70.3210.70.40
Manufacturing1615.05.81675.35.9-6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.10.430.10.40
Construction41813.114.641913.214.0-1
Wholesale Trade842.63.4892.83.6-5
Retail Trade38612.111.140912.911.6-23
Accommodation and Food Services2939.29.82899.19.5+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2086.54.92277.25.4-19
Information Media and Telecommunications150.50.5180.60.7-3
Financial and Insurance Services662.12.9581.82.9+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1003.13.3702.23.1+30
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2387.410.12507.99.6-12
Administrative and Support Services832.63.51043.33.4-21
Public Administration and Safety120.40.4180.60.5-6
Education and Training210.71.390.31.2+12
Health Care and Social Assistance1936.07.11645.26.9+29
Arts and Recreation Services220.71.0240.81.0-2
Other Services2457.76.32347.46.1+11
Industry not classified180.60.8120.40.5+6

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, Tasmania: 12.6% Mining, Tasmania: 0.3% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 0.4% Construction, Tasmania: 14.6% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 3.4% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 9.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 3.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 10.1% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 0.4% Education and Training, Tasmania: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 7.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 1.0% Other Services, Tasmania: 6.3% Industry not classified, Tasmania: 0.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cradle Coast Region: 19.0% Mining, Cradle Coast Region: 0.7% Manufacturing, Cradle Coast Region: 5.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cradle Coast Region: 0.1% Construction, Cradle Coast Region: 13.1% Wholesale Trade, Cradle Coast Region: 2.6% Retail Trade, Cradle Coast Region: 12.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Cradle Coast Region: 9.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cradle Coast Region: 6.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cradle Coast Region: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Cradle Coast Region: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cradle Coast Region: 3.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cradle Coast Region: 7.4% Administrative and Support Services, Cradle Coast Region: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Cradle Coast Region: 0.4% Education and Training, Cradle Coast Region: 0.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cradle Coast Region: 6.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Cradle Coast Region: 0.7% Other Services, Cradle Coast Region: 7.7% Industry not classified, Cradle Coast Region: 0.6%
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, Cradle Coast Region: +26 Mining, Cradle Coast Region: 0 Manufacturing, Cradle Coast Region: -6 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cradle Coast Region: 0 Construction, Cradle Coast Region: -1 Wholesale Trade, Cradle Coast Region: -5 Retail Trade, Cradle Coast Region: -23 Accommodation and Food Services, Cradle Coast Region: +4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cradle Coast Region: -19 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cradle Coast Region: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Cradle Coast Region: +8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cradle Coast Region: +30 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cradle Coast Region: -12 Administrative and Support Services, Cradle Coast Region: -21 Public Administration and Safety, Cradle Coast Region: -6 Education and Training, Cradle Coast Region: +12 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cradle Coast Region: +29 Arts and Recreation Services, Cradle Coast Region: -2 Other Services, Cradle Coast Region: +11 Industry not classified, Cradle Coast Region: +6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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