Hilltops Council area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Hilltops Council area, comprising 40.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.6% in NSW.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Hilltops 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 Hilltops 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
Hilltops Council area - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % NSWNumber%. % NSW2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing85440.16.687440.76.6-20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80.40.380.40.30
Wholesale Trade633.03.6572.73.6+6
Retail Trade1175.55.61145.35.6+3
Accommodation and Food Services622.93.9562.63.9+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1135.38.11205.68.1-7
Information Media and Telecommunications60.
Financial and Insurance Services1145.49.01145.39.00
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1376.410.91366.310.9+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services793.713.4813.813.4-2
Administrative and Support Services452.14.2482.24.2-3
Public Administration and Safety60.30.440.20.4+2
Education and Training80.41.5150.71.5-7
Health Care and Social Assistance512.46.0512.46.00
Arts and Recreation Services140.71.3140.71.30
Other Services683.24.1632.94.1+5
Industry not classified60.30.360.30.30
Total business2,128100.0100.02,147100.0100.0-19

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 informed decisions

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Hilltops Council area

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