Kempsey Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Kempsey Shire, comprising 26.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.3% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Kempsey 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 Kempsey 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
Kempsey Shire - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing64426.46.361827.36.3+26
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.50.3100.40.3+1
Wholesale Trade582.43.5572.53.5+1
Retail Trade1576.46.01637.26.0-6
Accommodation and Food Services1285.34.41265.64.4+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1395.77.41155.17.4+24
Information Media and Telecommunications001.230.11.2-3
Financial and Insurance Services381.65.3291.35.3+9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1676.911.21576.911.2+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1486.114.01345.914.0+14
Administrative and Support Services933.84.7723.24.7+21
Public Administration and Safety40.20.350.20.3-1
Education and Training200.81.7210.91.7-1
Health Care and Social Assistance1445.96.81235.46.8+21
Arts and Recreation Services220.91.5200.91.5+2
Other Services1295.34.61135.04.6+16
Industry not classified000.130.10.1-3
Total business2,435100.0100.02,265100.0100.0+170

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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