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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Cumberland Council area, comprising 26.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.0% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Cumberland 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 the Cumberland 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
Cumberland Council area - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing750.36.8630.37.1+12
Mining90.00.2150.10.2-6
Manufacturing8984.13.48934.53.5+5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services700.30.3570.30.3+13
Construction5,74926.416.05,30026.515.8+450
Wholesale Trade1,1185.13.61,1105.53.8+7
Retail Trade1,3476.25.71,3496.75.8-2
Accommodation and Food Services8223.84.07733.94.1+49
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,90417.97.63,13515.76.8+768
Information Media and Telecommunications1180.51.21020.51.2+16
Financial and Insurance Services8553.99.17954.09.1+60
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5767.210.91,5027.511.0+74
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5617.213.11,4887.413.1+73
Administrative and Support Services1,1855.44.11,0435.24.0+143
Public Administration and Safety1720.80.41530.80.4+19
Education and Training1920.91.41981.01.4-7
Health Care and Social Assistance9724.55.99494.75.9+23
Arts and Recreation Services1150.51.31020.51.3+13
Other Services8073.74.07603.84.0+48
Industry not classified2181.00.92251.11.0-7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 6.8% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 16.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 7.6% 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: 10.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.1% 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: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cumberland Council area: 0.3% Mining, Cumberland Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: 4.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.3% Construction, Cumberland Council area: 26.4% Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: 5.1% Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: 6.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: 3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: 17.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: 7.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: 7.2% Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: 5.4% Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: 0.8% Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: 4.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.5% Other Services, Cumberland Council area: 3.7% Industry not classified, Cumberland Council area: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cumberland Council area: +12 Mining, Cumberland Council area: -6 Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: +5 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: +13 Construction, Cumberland Council area: +450 Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: +7 Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: -2 Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: +49 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: +768 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: +16 Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: +60 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: +74 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: +73 Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: +143 Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: +19 Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: -7 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: +23 Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: +13 Other Services, Cumberland Council area: +48 Industry not classified, Cumberland Council area: -7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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