Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Northern Tasmania Region, comprising 16.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 13.7% in Tasmania.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Northern Tasmania Region 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 Northern Tasmania Region 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
Northern Tasmania Region - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % TasmaniaNumber%. % Tasmania2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,00916.913.71,99717.113.7+12
Mining310.30.3330.30.3-2
Manufacturing5334.54.45334.64.40
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services310.30.3340.30.3-3
Construction1,89616.015.71,85615.915.7+40
Wholesale Trade3052.62.53222.82.5-17
Retail Trade7716.56.57836.76.5-12
Accommodation and Food Services6295.35.86075.25.8+22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6785.77.36265.47.3+52
Information Media and Telecommunications610.50.6490.40.6+12
Financial and Insurance Services7826.66.77836.76.7-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,37011.59.61,33611.49.6+34
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9728.29.49277.99.4+45
Administrative and Support Services3292.83.43292.83.40
Public Administration and Safety230.20.3290.20.3-6
Education and Training1131.01.11040.91.1+9
Health Care and Social Assistance6515.56.46375.56.4+14
Arts and Recreation Services1391.21.31361.21.3+3
Other Services5404.54.55404.64.50
Industry not classified210.20.2210.20.20
Total business11,884100.0100.011,682100.0100.0+202

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 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

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Northern Tasmania Region

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