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Break O'Day Council area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Break O'Day Council area, comprising 26.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 14.6% in Tasmania.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Break O'Day 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 Break O'Day 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.

Please note that this data set has several limitations which are explained in the data notes for this topic. Business register counts are an approximation to LGA boundaries based on SA2 level data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. As such, they may not exactly match figures sourced directly from the ATO, due to boundary issues and the application of ABS randomisation to the dataset. Notably, public sector institutions are not recorded which has a significant impact on the numbers for Health Care, Education and Public Administration and Safety.

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Registered businesses by industry
Break O'Day Council area - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing13426.014.614526.615.0-11
Mining30.60.400.00.3+3
Manufacturing275.24.4285.14.4-1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.60.300.00.3+3
Construction7514.615.58114.915.3-6
Wholesale Trade81.62.550.92.6+3
Retail Trade448.66.9458.37.1-1
Accommodation and Food Services407.85.7437.95.5-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing285.56.1264.85.6+2
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.630.60.6-3
Financial and Insurance Services214.17.1224.17.1-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services438.49.9427.810.1+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services254.99.3336.19.2-8
Administrative and Support Services173.32.9101.82.9+7
Public Administration and Safety00.00.300.00.30
Education and Training30.61.061.10.9-3
Health Care and Social Assistance142.76.3193.56.4-5
Arts and Recreation Services91.81.291.71.10
Other Services173.34.3213.94.5-4
Industry not classified30.60.861.10.9-3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0

Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income.

Registered businesses by industry 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 14.6% Mining, Tasmania: 0.4% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 4.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 0.3% Construction, Tasmania: 15.5% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.5% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 7.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 9.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 0.3% Education and Training, Tasmania: 1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 6.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 1.2% Other Services, Tasmania: 4.3% Industry not classified, Tasmania: 0.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Break O'Day Council area: 26.0% Mining, Break O'Day Council area: 0.6% Manufacturing, Break O'Day Council area: 5.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Break O'Day Council area: 0.6% Construction, Break O'Day Council area: 14.6% Wholesale Trade, Break O'Day Council area: 1.6% Retail Trade, Break O'Day Council area: 8.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Break O'Day Council area: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Break O'Day Council area: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Break O'Day Council area: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Break O'Day Council area: 4.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Break O'Day Council area: 8.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Break O'Day Council area: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, Break O'Day Council area: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Break O'Day Council area: 0.0% Education and Training, Break O'Day Council area: 0.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Break O'Day Council area: 2.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Break O'Day Council area: 1.8% Other Services, Break O'Day Council area: 3.3% Industry not classified, Break O'Day Council area: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Break O'Day Council area: -11 Mining, Break O'Day Council area: +3 Manufacturing, Break O'Day Council area: -1 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Break O'Day Council area: +3 Construction, Break O'Day Council area: -6 Wholesale Trade, Break O'Day Council area: +3 Retail Trade, Break O'Day Council area: -1 Accommodation and Food Services, Break O'Day Council area: -3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Break O'Day Council area: +2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Break O'Day Council area: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Break O'Day Council area: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Break O'Day Council area: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Break O'Day Council area: -8 Administrative and Support Services, Break O'Day Council area: +7 Public Administration and Safety, Break O'Day Council area: 0 Education and Training, Break O'Day Council area: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Break O'Day Council area: -5 Arts and Recreation Services, Break O'Day Council area: 0 Other Services, Break O'Day Council area: -4 Industry not classified, Break O'Day Council area: -3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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