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Murchison Area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Murchison Area, comprising 38.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 14.2% in Tasmania.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Murchison Area 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 Murchison Area 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
Murchison Area - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % TasmaniaNumber%. % Tasmania2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing87238.714.288339.414.2-11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.10.330.10.30
Wholesale Trade421.92.6321.42.6+10
Retail Trade1386.16.61406.26.6-2
Accommodation and Food Services1325.95.71386.25.7-6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1195.36.51024.66.5+17
Information Media and Telecommunications40.20.640.20.60
Financial and Insurance Services863.86.8894.06.8-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1677.49.71647.39.7+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services934.19.4873.99.4+6
Administrative and Support Services592.63.2512.33.2+8
Public Administration and Safety90.40.360.30.3+3
Education and Training80.41.0110.51.0-3
Health Care and Social Assistance502.26.3532.46.3-3
Arts and Recreation Services90.41.3110.51.3-2
Other Services904.04.5833.74.5+7
Industry not classified30.
Total business2,253100.0100.02,241100.0100.0+12

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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