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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 15.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.7% 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 businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % TasmaniaNumber%. % Tasmania2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3406.113.73446.313.7-4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.20.3160.30.3-2
Wholesale Trade1642.92.51713.12.5-7
Retail Trade4207.56.54307.86.5-10
Accommodation and Food Services3426.15.83356.15.8+7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3506.27.33055.57.3+45
Information Media and Telecommunications320.60.6280.50.6+4
Financial and Insurance Services4488.06.74528.26.7-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services77013.79.675313.79.6+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services56610.19.45409.89.4+26
Administrative and Support Services1693.03.41582.93.4+11
Public Administration and Safety90.20.3160.30.3-7
Education and Training751.31.1701.31.1+5
Health Care and Social Assistance4488.06.44297.86.4+19
Arts and Recreation Services671.21.3631.11.3+4
Other Services3065.44.52985.44.5+8
Industry not classified140.20.2110.20.2+3
Total business5,616100.0100.05,503100.0100.0+113

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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