Gunnedah Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Gunnedah Shire, comprising 42.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.3% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Gunnedah Shire 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 Gunnedah Shire 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
Gunnedah Shire - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing67942.76.365742.76.3+22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.20.330.20.30
Wholesale Trade342.13.5342.23.50
Retail Trade694.36.0714.66.0-2
Accommodation and Food Services462.94.4442.94.4+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing674.27.4694.57.4-2
Information Media and Telecommunications50.
Financial and Insurance Services291.85.3281.85.3+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1579.911.215910.311.2-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services855.314.0815.314.0+4
Administrative and Support Services412.64.7362.34.7+5
Public Administration and Safety000.3000.30
Education and Training110.71.790.61.7+2
Health Care and Social Assistance483.06.8402.66.8+8
Arts and Recreation Services140.91.5130.81.5+1
Other Services935.84.6805.24.6+13
Industry not classified000.1000.10
Total business1,592100.0100.01,538100.0100.0+54

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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