Wagga Wagga City

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Wagga Wagga City, comprising 19.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.9% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Wagga Wagga 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 Wagga Wagga 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
Wagga Wagga City - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing90616.56.586816.46.5+38
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.30.3110.20.3+3
Wholesale Trade1562.83.61512.93.6+5
Retail Trade2925.36.03015.76.0-9
Accommodation and Food Services2404.44.42224.24.4+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3296.07.83506.67.8-21
Information Media and Telecommunications230.41.2310.61.2-8
Financial and Insurance Services1873.45.31863.55.3+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services58210.611.356810.811.3+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3766.914.13707.014.1+6
Administrative and Support Services1773.24.51643.14.5+13
Public Administration and Safety190.30.3150.30.3+4
Education and Training641.21.7611.21.7+3
Health Care and Social Assistance4538.36.64077.76.6+46
Arts and Recreation Services651.21.4511.01.4+14
Other Services3225.94.53055.84.5+17
Industry not classified50.
Total business5,482100.0100.05,282100.0100.0+200

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)

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