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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Lismore City, comprising 22.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 7.1% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Lismore City 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 Lismore City 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.

Please note that this data set has several limitations which are explained in the data notes for this topic. Business register counts are an approximation to LGA boundaries based on SA2 level data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. As such, they may not exactly match figures sourced directly from the ATO, due to boundary issues and the application of ABS randomisation to the dataset. Notably, public sector institutions are not recorded which has a significant impact on the numbers for Health Care, Education and Public Administration and Safety.

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Registered businesses by industry
Lismore City - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing93222.77.193623.67.6-5
Mining150.40.2150.40.20
Manufacturing1293.23.51453.73.7-16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.10.360.10.3-3
Construction54713.415.849912.615.2+48
Wholesale Trade1122.73.71102.83.9+3
Retail Trade3037.45.82977.56.3+6
Accommodation and Food Services1714.24.11493.74.1+23
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1664.06.81734.46.2-7
Information Media and Telecommunications320.81.2260.61.2+7
Financial and Insurance Services2586.39.12386.08.8+20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3468.411.03288.311.2+18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3408.313.13097.813.0+30
Administrative and Support Services1233.04.01313.34.0-8
Public Administration and Safety90.20.430.10.4+6
Education and Training521.31.4571.41.4-5
Health Care and Social Assistance3017.35.92937.45.8+8
Arts and Recreation Services340.81.3350.91.3-1
Other Services2035.04.01944.94.1+9
Industry not classified200.51.2200.51.20

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0

Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income.

Registered businesses by industry 2017
Registered businesses by industry 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 7.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 15.8% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.7% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 6.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 9.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 11.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 0.4% Education and Training, New South Wales: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: 22.7% Mining, Lismore City: 0.4% Manufacturing, Lismore City: 3.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: 0.1% Construction, Lismore City: 13.4% Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: 2.7% Retail Trade, Lismore City: 7.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: 6.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: 8.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: 8.3% Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: 0.2% Education and Training, Lismore City: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: 7.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: 0.8% Other Services, Lismore City: 5.0% Industry not classified, Lismore City: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: -5 Mining, Lismore City: 0 Manufacturing, Lismore City: -16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: -3 Construction, Lismore City: +48 Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: +3 Retail Trade, Lismore City: +6 Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: +23 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: -7 Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: +20 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: +18 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: +30 Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: -8 Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: +6 Education and Training, Lismore City: -5 Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: +8 Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: -1 Other Services, Lismore City: +9 Industry not classified, Lismore City: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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