Hawkesbury City

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Hawkesbury City, comprising 28.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.3% in New South Wales.

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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Hawkesbury City - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4616.26.34516.36.3+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services310.40.3300.40.3+1
Wholesale Trade3084.13.53074.33.5+1
Retail Trade4055.46.03945.56.0+11
Accommodation and Food Services2463.34.42393.34.4+7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5086.87.44776.67.4+31
Information Media and Telecommunications420.61.2610.91.2-19
Financial and Insurance Services2172.95.32082.95.3+9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6839.111.26639.211.2+20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6458.614.06408.914.0+5
Administrative and Support Services3074.14.72763.84.7+31
Public Administration and Safety230.30.3260.40.3-3
Education and Training1201.61.71081.51.7+12
Health Care and Social Assistance2713.66.82473.46.8+24
Arts and Recreation Services1281.71.51091.51.5+19
Other Services5427.24.65187.24.6+24
Industry not classified110.10.1120.20.1-1
Total business7,478100.0100.07,173100.0100.0+305

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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