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NSROC Region

Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in NSROC Region, comprising 23.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 14.1% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the NSROC Region 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 NSROC Region 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
NSROC Region - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8381.06.58541.16.5-16
Mining1400.20.21330.20.2+7
Manufacturing1,7962.23.41,7432.23.4+53
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1900.20.31760.20.3+14
Construction8,04910.016.97,7549.916.9+295
Wholesale Trade3,5464.43.63,4744.43.6+72
Retail Trade4,3255.46.04,0795.26.0+246
Accommodation and Food Services3,1113.94.42,9983.84.4+113
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,3164.17.83,7354.87.8-419
Information Media and Telecommunications1,4651.81.21,3771.81.2+88
Financial and Insurance Services6,9688.65.36,6348.55.3+334
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services11,42614.211.311,05514.111.3+371
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services18,66123.114.118,12223.114.1+539
Administrative and Support Services3,6144.54.53,5514.54.5+63
Public Administration and Safety1640.20.31700.20.3-6
Education and Training1,7842.21.71,6932.21.7+91
Health Care and Social Assistance7,4519.26.67,1819.26.6+270
Arts and Recreation Services1,1601.41.41,1391.51.4+21
Other Services2,4983.14.52,3633.04.5+135
Industry not classified1170.10.11150.10.1+2
Total business80,619100.0100.078,346100.0100.0+2,273

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 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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