Shoalhaven City

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Shoalhaven City, comprising 25.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.9% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Shoalhaven City 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 Shoalhaven City 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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Shoalhaven City - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4806.36.54686.56.5+12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services230.30.3230.30.30
Wholesale Trade1802.43.61692.33.6+11
Retail Trade5767.66.05607.86.0+16
Accommodation and Food Services5296.94.44956.94.4+34
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3544.67.83454.87.8+9
Information Media and Telecommunications460.61.2370.51.2+9
Financial and Insurance Services1652.25.31692.35.3-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7539.911.37079.811.3+46
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7319.614.16979.714.1+34
Administrative and Support Services3714.94.53284.54.5+43
Public Administration and Safety330.40.3280.40.3+5
Education and Training1181.51.71121.61.7+6
Health Care and Social Assistance4766.26.64275.96.6+49
Arts and Recreation Services1101.41.41061.51.4+4
Other Services4495.94.54135.74.5+36
Industry not classified60.
Total business7,618100.0100.07,213100.0100.0+405

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)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

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