Fairfield City

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Fairfield City, comprising 23.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.9% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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

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Registered businesses by industry
Fairfield City - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1350.86.51250.86.5+10
Mining60.00.260.00.20
Manufacturing1,0116.13.49916.23.4+20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services650.40.3590.40.3+6
Construction3,95323.816.93,80023.716.9+153
Wholesale Trade7694.63.67504.73.6+19
Retail Trade1,2187.36.01,1357.16.0+83
Accommodation and Food Services7304.44.46854.34.4+45
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,19813.27.82,27314.27.8-75
Information Media and Telecommunications770.51.2700.41.2+7
Financial and Insurance Services4582.85.34392.75.3+19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,71610.311.31,66810.411.3+48
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1446.914.11,0686.714.1+76
Administrative and Support Services7884.74.57604.74.5+28
Public Administration and Safety810.50.3860.50.3-5
Education and Training1711.01.71671.01.7+4
Health Care and Social Assistance9455.76.68545.36.6+91
Arts and Recreation Services1070.61.41050.71.4+2
Other Services1,0106.14.59566.04.5+54
Industry not classified100.10.1140.10.1-4
Total business16,592100.0100.016,011100.0100.0+581

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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