Cumberland City

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Cumberland City, comprising 28.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.3% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Cumberland City 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 Cumberland City 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
Cumberland City - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing630.26.3510.26.3+12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services940.30.3830.30.3+11
Wholesale Trade1,3164.73.51,2554.93.5+61
Retail Trade1,7556.36.01,6566.56.0+99
Accommodation and Food Services1,0733.94.41,0284.04.4+45
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,89617.67.44,80118.87.4+95
Information Media and Telecommunications1340.51.21320.51.2+2
Financial and Insurance Services6142.25.35462.15.3+68
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8836.811.21,7977.011.2+86
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1837.814.01,9487.614.0+235
Administrative and Support Services1,7206.24.71,5326.04.7+188
Public Administration and Safety1790.60.31620.60.3+17
Education and Training2881.01.72821.11.7+6
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3674.96.81,2234.86.8+144
Arts and Recreation Services1600.61.51410.61.5+19
Other Services1,1534.14.69903.94.6+163
Industry not classified280.10.1250.10.1+3
Total business27,827100.0100.025,569100.0100.0+2,258

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)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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