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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Federation Council area, comprising 29.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.6% in NSW.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Federation 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 Federation 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

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Registered businesses by industry
Federation Council area - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % NSWNumber%. % NSW2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing35829.76.635829.16.60
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.20.330.20.30
Wholesale Trade252.13.6272.23.6-2
Retail Trade605.05.6645.25.6-4
Accommodation and Food Services736.03.9725.83.9+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing907.58.1927.58.1-2
Information Media and Telecommunications50.
Financial and Insurance Services625.19.0695.69.0-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15012.410.915312.410.9-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services524.313.4483.913.4+4
Administrative and Support Services201.74.2231.94.2-3
Public Administration and Safety30.20.430.20.40
Education and Training100.81.570.61.5+3
Health Care and Social Assistance231.96.0292.46.0-6
Arts and Recreation Services131.11.3131.11.30
Other Services534.44.1494.04.1+4
Industry not classified30.20.330.20.30
Total business1,207100.0100.01,231100.0100.0-24

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id the population experts

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