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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Parramatta, comprising 16.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.0% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Parramatta 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 Parramatta 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
City of Parramatta - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing960.46.8980.47.1-2
Mining60.00.240.00.2+2
Manufacturing7622.93.47343.03.5+28
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services660.30.3590.20.3+7
Construction4,24916.316.03,98316.415.8+266
Wholesale Trade1,3515.23.61,2755.23.8+76
Retail Trade1,5205.85.71,4716.15.8+49
Accommodation and Food Services1,0714.14.01,0364.34.1+35
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,96811.47.62,3909.86.8+578
Information Media and Telecommunications2601.01.22401.01.2+20
Financial and Insurance Services2,1078.19.12,0048.39.1+103
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,02111.610.92,82811.611.0+192
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,71414.313.13,45614.213.1+258
Administrative and Support Services1,4095.44.11,3125.44.0+97
Public Administration and Safety1210.50.41150.50.4+6
Education and Training4121.61.43791.61.4+33
Health Care and Social Assistance1,6736.45.91,6446.85.9+29
Arts and Recreation Services2130.81.31920.81.3+21
Other Services8143.14.08013.34.0+13
Industry not classified2200.80.92721.11.0-53

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, New South Wales: 6.8% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 16.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 7.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 9.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 10.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 0.4% Education and Training, New South Wales: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Parramatta: 0.4% Mining, City of Parramatta: 0.0% Manufacturing, City of Parramatta: 2.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Parramatta: 0.3% Construction, City of Parramatta: 16.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Parramatta: 5.2% Retail Trade, City of Parramatta: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Parramatta: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Parramatta: 11.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Parramatta: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Parramatta: 8.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Parramatta: 11.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Parramatta: 14.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Parramatta: 5.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Parramatta: 0.5% Education and Training, City of Parramatta: 1.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Parramatta: 6.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Parramatta: 0.8% Other Services, City of Parramatta: 3.1% Industry not classified, City of Parramatta: 0.8%
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, City of Parramatta: -2 Mining, City of Parramatta: +2 Manufacturing, City of Parramatta: +28 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Parramatta: +7 Construction, City of Parramatta: +266 Wholesale Trade, City of Parramatta: +76 Retail Trade, City of Parramatta: +49 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Parramatta: +35 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Parramatta: +578 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Parramatta: +20 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Parramatta: +103 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Parramatta: +192 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Parramatta: +258 Administrative and Support Services, City of Parramatta: +97 Public Administration and Safety, City of Parramatta: +6 Education and Training, City of Parramatta: +33 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Parramatta: +29 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Parramatta: +21 Other Services, City of Parramatta: +13 Industry not classified, City of Parramatta: -53
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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