Hornsby Shire

Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Hornsby Shire, comprising 20.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 13.4% in null.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Hornsby 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 the Hornsby 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

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Registered businesses by industry
Hornsby Shire - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % nullNumber%. % null2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2201.56.62261.66.6-6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services230.20.3250.20.3-2
Wholesale Trade6504.63.66344.53.6+16
Retail Trade7615.35.67645.55.6-3
Accommodation and Food Services4182.93.94213.03.9-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8395.98.17535.48.1+86
Information Media and Telecommunications2111.51.22171.51.2-6
Financial and Insurance Services1,48110.49.01,48410.69.0-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,43410.110.91,42010.110.9+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,94420.613.42,85620.413.4+88
Administrative and Support Services6024.24.26064.34.2-4
Public Administration and Safety450.30.4420.30.4+3
Education and Training3252.31.52942.11.5+31
Health Care and Social Assistance1,0687.56.01,0367.46.0+32
Arts and Recreation Services1781.21.31731.21.3+5
Other Services5043.54.14923.54.1+12
Industry not classified290.20.3500.40.3-21
Total business14,258100.0100.014,004100.0100.0+254

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 the population experts

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