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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 6.8% 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 businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing91922.76.893623.07.1-18
Mining90.20.290.20.20
Manufacturing1383.43.41383.43.5-1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services120.30.360.10.3+6
Construction53313.216.053913.215.8-5
Wholesale Trade1062.63.61032.53.8+3
Retail Trade2907.25.72987.35.8-8
Accommodation and Food Services1543.84.01744.34.1-21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1624.07.61674.16.8-6
Information Media and Telecommunications310.81.2250.61.2+7
Financial and Insurance Services2546.39.12596.39.1-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3458.510.93428.411.0+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3288.113.13217.913.1+7
Administrative and Support Services1303.24.11313.24.0-1
Public Administration and Safety60.10.460.10.40
Education and Training521.31.4541.31.4-2
Health Care and Social Assistance3147.85.93137.75.9+1
Arts and Recreation Services360.91.3401.01.3-4
Other Services2125.34.02004.94.0+12
Industry not classified140.30.9180.41.0-4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 6.8% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 16.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 7.6% 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: 10.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.1% 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: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: 22.7% Mining, Lismore City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Lismore City: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: 0.3% Construction, Lismore City: 13.2% Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: 2.6% Retail Trade, Lismore City: 7.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: 3.8% 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: 8.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: 0.1% Education and Training, Lismore City: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: 7.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: 0.9% Other Services, Lismore City: 5.3% Industry not classified, Lismore City: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: -18 Mining, Lismore City: 0 Manufacturing, Lismore City: -1 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: +6 Construction, Lismore City: -5 Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: +3 Retail Trade, Lismore City: -8 Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: -21 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: -6 Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: -5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: +7 Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: -1 Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: 0 Education and Training, Lismore City: -2 Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: +1 Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: -4 Other Services, Lismore City: +12 Industry not classified, Lismore City: -4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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