The Hills Shire

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in The Hills Shire, comprising 16.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.1% in Greater Sydney.

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

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Registered businesses by industry
The Hills Shire - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % Greater SydneyNumber%. % Greater Sydney2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2551.26.62731.36.6-18
Mining200.10.2180.10.2+2
Manufacturing5722.63.45872.83.4-15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services500.20.3510.20.3-1
Construction3,73016.916.13,61517.016.1+115
Wholesale Trade1,0174.63.61,0004.73.6+17
Retail Trade1,2565.75.61,1825.65.6+74
Accommodation and Food Services6543.03.96413.03.9+13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2125.58.11,1015.28.1+111
Information Media and Telecommunications2070.91.22041.01.2+3
Financial and Insurance Services2,58911.79.02,49111.79.0+98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,80512.710.92,71212.710.9+93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,60116.313.43,43716.213.4+164
Administrative and Support Services8523.94.28123.84.2+40
Public Administration and Safety840.40.4810.40.4+3
Education and Training4061.81.53601.71.5+46
Health Care and Social Assistance1,6977.76.01,6477.76.0+50
Arts and Recreation Services2401.11.32301.11.3+10
Other Services7693.54.17593.64.1+10
Industry not classified610.30.3710.30.3-10
Total business22,077100.0100.021,272100.0100.0+805

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id the population experts

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The Hills Shire Council

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