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Meander Valley Council area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Meander Valley Council area, comprising 28.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 14.6% in Tasmania.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Meander Valley 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 Meander Valley 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
Meander Valley Council area - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing46528.614.647328.915.0-8
Mining60.40.430.20.3+3
Manufacturing633.94.4553.34.4+8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.20.330.20.30
Construction30218.615.528517.415.3+17
Wholesale Trade392.42.5352.12.6+4
Retail Trade915.66.9945.77.1-3
Accommodation and Food Services533.25.7553.35.5-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing895.56.1825.05.6+7
Information Media and Telecommunications30.20.690.50.6-6
Financial and Insurance Services945.87.1905.57.1+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1328.19.91428.710.1-10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services845.19.3885.49.2-4
Administrative and Support Services392.42.9493.02.9-10
Public Administration and Safety60.40.360.40.30
Education and Training201.21.0171.00.9+3
Health Care and Social Assistance543.36.3573.56.4-3
Arts and Recreation Services201.21.2191.21.1+1
Other Services573.54.3643.94.5-7
Industry not classified90.60.8150.90.9-6

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, Meander Valley Council area: 28.6% Mining, Meander Valley Council area: 0.4% Manufacturing, Meander Valley Council area: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Meander Valley Council area: 0.2% Construction, Meander Valley Council area: 18.6% Wholesale Trade, Meander Valley Council area: 2.4% Retail Trade, Meander Valley Council area: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Meander Valley Council area: 3.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Meander Valley Council area: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Meander Valley Council area: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Meander Valley Council area: 5.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Meander Valley Council area: 8.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Meander Valley Council area: 5.1% Administrative and Support Services, Meander Valley Council area: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Meander Valley Council area: 0.4% Education and Training, Meander Valley Council area: 1.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Meander Valley Council area: 3.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Meander Valley Council area: 1.2% Other Services, Meander Valley Council area: 3.5% Industry not classified, Meander Valley 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, Meander Valley Council area: -8 Mining, Meander Valley Council area: +3 Manufacturing, Meander Valley Council area: +8 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Meander Valley Council area: 0 Construction, Meander Valley Council area: +17 Wholesale Trade, Meander Valley Council area: +4 Retail Trade, Meander Valley Council area: -3 Accommodation and Food Services, Meander Valley Council area: -2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Meander Valley Council area: +7 Information Media and Telecommunications, Meander Valley Council area: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, Meander Valley Council area: +4 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Meander Valley Council area: -10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Meander Valley Council area: -4 Administrative and Support Services, Meander Valley Council area: -10 Public Administration and Safety, Meander Valley Council area: 0 Education and Training, Meander Valley Council area: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Meander Valley Council area: -3 Arts and Recreation Services, Meander Valley Council area: +1 Other Services, Meander Valley Council area: -7 Industry not classified, Meander Valley Council area: -6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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