City of Launceston

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Launceston, comprising 16.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.9% 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 businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % TasmaniaNumber%. % Tasmania2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3265.813.83376.313.8-11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.20.3120.20.3-1
Wholesale Trade1743.12.61582.92.6+16
Retail Trade4277.66.64187.86.6+9
Accommodation and Food Services3446.25.93446.45.90
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3846.97.33576.67.3+27
Information Media and Telecommunications400.70.7340.60.7+6
Financial and Insurance Services2304.12.82154.02.8+15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services78314.09.876414.29.8+19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services59110.610.056610.510.0+25
Administrative and Support Services1723.13.71733.23.7-1
Public Administration and Safety70.10.390.20.3-2
Education and Training781.41.2701.31.2+8
Health Care and Social Assistance4768.56.84548.46.8+22
Arts and Recreation Services661.21.3661.21.30
Other Services3325.94.93065.74.9+26
Industry not classified120.20.1170.30.1-5
Total business5,590100.0100.05,387100.0100.0+203

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

City of Launceston

economic profile