Edward River Council

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Edward River Council, comprising 35.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.2% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Edward River Council 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 Edward River Council 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
Edward River Council - total registered businesses20232022change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2022 to 2023
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing36235.46.236135.46.2+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services50.50.340.40.3+1
Wholesale Trade181.83.4212.13.4-3
Retail Trade474.65.9525.15.9-5
Accommodation and Food Services484.74.3444.34.3+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing666.57.7636.27.7+3
Information Media and Telecommunications30.
Financial and Insurance Services252.45.4262.65.4-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services757.311.3696.811.3+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services595.814.0605.914.0-1
Administrative and Support Services282.74.6313.04.6-3
Public Administration and Safety40.40.340.40.30
Education and Training60.61.770.71.7-1
Health Care and Social Assistance414.07.1383.77.1+3
Arts and Recreation Services101.01.570.71.5+3
Other Services515.04.6605.94.6-9
Industry not classified000.1000.10
Total Businesses1,023100.0100.01,019100.0100.0+4

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)

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