Georges River Council area

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Georges River Council area, comprising 17.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.3% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Georges River 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 Georges River 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
Georges River Council area - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing500.36.3540.36.3-4
Mining30.00.230.00.20
Manufacturing4672.83.34632.93.3+4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services400.20.3430.30.3-3
Construction2,82117.117.32,72316.817.3+98
Wholesale Trade6533.93.56504.03.5+3
Retail Trade1,1256.86.01,1156.96.0+10
Accommodation and Food Services7274.44.47314.54.4-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6269.87.41,76510.97.4-139
Information Media and Telecommunications970.61.2880.51.2+9
Financial and Insurance Services7094.35.36974.35.3+12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,45514.811.22,39514.811.2+60
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,25513.614.02,20113.614.0+54
Administrative and Support Services9045.54.78665.34.7+38
Public Administration and Safety530.30.3450.30.3+8
Education and Training2461.51.72371.51.7+9
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3898.46.81,2847.96.8+105
Arts and Recreation Services1611.01.51480.91.5+13
Other Services7354.44.66944.34.6+41
Industry not classified280.20.1250.20.1+3
Total business16,544100.0100.016,227100.0100.0+317

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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