The Hills Shire

Business trends

There were an estimated 24,938 total GST registered businesses in The Hills Shire in the Dec-21 quarter. There were 678 new businesses and 432 business GST cancellations in the same quarter.

The Australian Business Register (ABR) is a register of all business entities and sole traders in Australia, based on Australian Business Numbers (ABNs), maintained by the Australian Taxation Office.

While ABR business data does not pick up all operations in a region (some companies are not registered at the location where they undertake commercial operations), the time-series data can be quite insightful. It can give you an indication of the short-term impacts of macro-events, and can also offer a sign as to how favourable local conditions are to establishing new businesses during normal times.

COVID-19 pandemic is producing business conditions substantially different from normal. Using the Business Trends page will allow users to monitor the impact of COVID-19 locally and particularly how each industry is being affected. This dataset should be viewed in conjunction with COVID-19 Economic Outlook page to understand the magnitude and the direction of the impact of COVID-19 on economic value and employment.

Changes in business counts by industry can show structural shifts within the economy and identify growth and declining industries. For example, growth industries will have high entry and exit rates due to the high failure rates of first movers and smaller high growth enterprises. Declining sectors will have low entry and high exit rates.

The raw business register dataset contains large numbers of ABNs which are not relevant to local government planning, including trusts, superannuation funds, non-active businesses and micro businesses not registered for GST. These have been filtered out of the data presented here, to provide a more meaningful dataset for Local Government Decision making.

Data are presented as aggregates of ABNs at the Local Government level for each of the time period. The graph of the number of GST registered businesses, the number of new GST registered businesses, and the number of cancelled GST registerations can be selected at the 1-digit ANZSIC classification level. For more information, including actual business locations and name and address details, LGAs are entitled to access the raw ABR unit record dataset directly from the ATO.

Data source

Australian Business Register - filtered counts - Current at 8th of April 2022

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Business trends by industry sector
The Hills Shire - All industries
QuarterNumber of registered businessesNew GST RegistrationCancelled GST RegistrationNet change
Dec-2021 24,938678432+246
Sep-2021 24,6921,001632+369
Jun-2021 24,323792376+416
Mar-2021 23,907743372+371
Dec-2020 23,536693389+304
Sep-2020 23,232922514+408
Jun-2020 22,824587263+324
Mar-2020 22,500634387+247
Dec-2019 22,253565408+157
Sep-2019 22,096932596+336
Jun-2019 21,760630316+314
Mar-2019 21,446668264+404
Dec-2018 21,042567259+308
Sep-2018 20,734805441+364
Jun-2018 20,370531521+10
Mar-2018 20,360508210+298
Dec-2017 20,062484408+76
Sep-2017 19,986813662+151
Jun-2017 19,835642513+129
Mar-2017 19,706622224+398
Dec-2016 19,308513335+178
Sep-2016 19,130867732+135
Jun-2016 18,995555529+26
Mar-2016 18,969581261+320
Dec-2015 18,649506453+53
Sep-2015 18,596801580+221
Jun-2015 18,375501504-3
Mar-2015 18,378495470+25

Source: Australian Business Register. ©2020 Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

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