Northern Tasmania Region

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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 29.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 14.2% 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 businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % TasmaniaNumber%. % Tasmania2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing33329.814.234631.914.2-13
Mining30.30.340.40.3-1
Manufacturing585.24.5524.84.5+6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.30.340.40.3-1
Construction16014.315.815113.915.8+9
Wholesale Trade413.72.6333.02.6+8
Retail Trade565.06.6484.46.6+8
Accommodation and Food Services544.85.7444.15.7+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing524.76.5504.66.5+2
Information Media and Telecommunications40.40.630.30.6+1
Financial and Insurance Services363.26.8343.16.8+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services12311.09.712611.69.7-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services544.89.4524.89.4+2
Administrative and Support Services272.43.2232.13.2+4
Public Administration and Safety50.40.350.50.30
Education and Training40.41.040.41.00
Health Care and Social Assistance312.86.3272.56.3+4
Arts and Recreation Services201.81.3232.11.3-3
Other Services494.44.5474.34.5+2
Industry not classified30.30.280.70.2-5
Total business1,116100.0100.01,084100.0100.0+32

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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Northern Tasmania Region

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