City of Launceston

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Launceston, comprising 16.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.4% in Tasmania.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of Launceston 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 City of Launceston 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
City of Launceston - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % TasmaniaNumber%. % Tasmania2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3305.513.23285.813.2+2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services120.20.3110.20.3+1
Wholesale Trade1772.92.41783.22.4-1
Retail Trade4387.36.54257.66.5+13
Accommodation and Food Services3505.85.83426.15.8+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4517.57.43907.07.4+61
Information Media and Telecommunications460.80.7380.70.7+8
Financial and Insurance Services2454.12.82324.12.8+13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services83213.89.878414.09.8+48
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services60410.19.958810.59.9+16
Administrative and Support Services2123.53.91743.13.9+38
Public Administration and Safety140.
Education and Training901.51.3781.41.3+12
Health Care and Social Assistance5008.36.84788.56.8+22
Arts and Recreation Services751.21.4681.21.4+7
Other Services3756.25.03356.05.0+40
Industry not classified90.10.1110.20.1-2
Total business6,008100.0100.05,607100.0100.0+401

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)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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