The Hills Shire

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in The Hills Shire, comprising 17.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.9% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are The Hills Shire 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 Hills Shire 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
The Hills Shire - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2571.16.52491.26.5+8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services470.20.3500.20.3-3
Wholesale Trade1,0314.53.61,0094.73.6+22
Retail Trade1,3786.06.01,3126.16.0+66
Accommodation and Food Services7543.34.47273.44.4+27
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2105.37.81,2835.97.8-73
Information Media and Telecommunications2251.01.22020.91.2+23
Financial and Insurance Services1,4316.35.31,3486.25.3+83
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,11013.611.32,98613.811.3+124
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,07617.914.13,78517.514.1+291
Administrative and Support Services9694.24.58944.14.5+75
Public Administration and Safety710.30.3720.30.3-1
Education and Training4632.01.74402.01.7+23
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9768.76.61,7788.26.6+198
Arts and Recreation Services2841.21.42551.21.4+29
Other Services8513.74.58193.84.5+32
Industry not classified360.20.1350.20.1+1
Total business22,813100.0100.021,598100.0100.0+1,215

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

The Hills Shire Council

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