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 42.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.2% 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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Hilltops Council area - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % NSWNumber%. % NSW2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing95442.16.295942.56.2-5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services40.20.350.20.3-1
Wholesale Trade632.83.5612.73.5+2
Retail Trade1155.15.61165.15.6-1
Accommodation and Food Services602.63.9622.73.9-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1054.68.21135.08.2-8
Information Media and Telecommunications30.
Financial and Insurance Services1285.69.21215.49.2+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1506.610.91526.710.9-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services873.813.5773.413.5+10
Administrative and Support Services482.14.2492.24.2-1
Public Administration and Safety30.10.460.30.4-3
Education and Training130.61.5110.51.5+2
Health Care and Social Assistance562.56.2522.36.2+4
Arts and Recreation Services150.71.3130.61.3+2
Other Services723.24.1662.94.1+6
Industry not classified30.
Total business2,268100.0100.02,257100.0100.0+11

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 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

Hilltops Council area

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