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City of Launceston

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Launceston, comprising 15.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.8% in Tasmania.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of Launceston 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 City of Launceston 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
City of Launceston - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % TasmaniaNumber%. % Tasmania2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3456.314.23336.214.2+12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services160.30.3150.30.3+1
Wholesale Trade1743.22.61673.12.6+7
Retail Trade4317.86.64538.46.6-22
Accommodation and Food Services3356.15.73406.35.7-5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3065.66.52825.26.5+24
Information Media and Telecommunications330.60.6310.60.6+2
Financial and Insurance Services4498.26.84428.26.8+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services75813.89.774413.89.7+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5359.79.45289.89.4+7
Administrative and Support Services1582.93.21582.93.20
Public Administration and Safety140.30.3170.30.3-3
Education and Training671.21.0631.21.0+4
Health Care and Social Assistance4317.86.34308.06.3+1
Arts and Recreation Services631.11.3551.01.3+8
Other Services2925.34.52855.34.5+7
Industry not classified160.30.2220.40.2-6
Total business5,505100.0100.05,406100.0100.0+99

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 informed decisions

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