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Northern Midlands Council area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Northern Midlands Council area, comprising 30.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 13.7% in Tasmania.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Northern Midlands Council 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 Northern Midlands Council 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
Northern Midlands Council area - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % TasmaniaNumber%. % Tasmania2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing34630.613.733629.913.7+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.30.330.30.30
Wholesale Trade322.82.5363.22.5-4
Retail Trade524.66.5595.36.5-7
Accommodation and Food Services585.15.8534.75.8+5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing544.87.3534.77.3+1
Information Media and Telecommunications40.40.630.30.6+1
Financial and Insurance Services403.56.7363.26.7+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services13111.69.612711.39.6+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services564.99.4504.59.4+6
Administrative and Support Services242.13.4272.43.4-3
Public Administration and Safety30.30.350.40.3-2
Education and Training50.
Health Care and Social Assistance252.26.4322.96.4-7
Arts and Recreation Services181.61.3211.91.3-3
Other Services474.24.5514.54.5-4
Industry not classified000.2000.20
Total business1,132100.0100.01,122100.0100.0+10

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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