Lismore City

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Lismore City, comprising 22.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 6.6% in New South Wales.

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

Data source

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

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Registered businesses by industry
Lismore City - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing94222.86.693323.16.6+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.20.390.20.30
Wholesale Trade1052.53.61112.73.6-6
Retail Trade2866.95.62897.15.6-3
Accommodation and Food Services1503.63.91523.83.9-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1754.28.11634.08.1+12
Information Media and Telecommunications340.81.2310.81.2+3
Financial and Insurance Services2486.09.02536.39.0-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3378.210.93388.410.9-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3408.213.43408.413.40
Administrative and Support Services1333.24.21293.24.2+4
Public Administration and Safety80.20.490.20.4-1
Education and Training561.41.5461.11.5+10
Health Care and Social Assistance3298.06.03147.86.0+15
Arts and Recreation Services411.01.3411.01.30
Other Services2235.44.12015.04.1+22
Industry not classified70.20.360.10.3+1
Total business4,128100.0100.04,045100.0100.0+83

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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Lismore City

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