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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Wagga Wagga City, comprising 17.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.0% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in 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.

Please note that this data set has several limitations which are explained in the data notes for this topic. Business register counts are an approximation to LGA boundaries based on SA2 level data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. As such, they may not exactly match figures sourced directly from the ATO, due to boundary issues and the application of ABS randomisation to the dataset. Notably, public sector institutions are not recorded which has a significant impact on the numbers for Health Care, Education and Public Administration and Safety.

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Registered businesses by industry
Wagga Wagga City - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing97817.36.81,01118.27.1-32
Mining60.10.260.10.20
Manufacturing1953.43.41993.63.5-4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services180.30.3170.30.3+1
Construction99517.616.095617.215.8+38
Wholesale Trade1582.83.61522.73.8+7
Retail Trade2794.95.72925.35.8-13
Accommodation and Food Services2384.24.02324.24.1+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3235.77.62955.36.8+28
Information Media and Telecommunications190.31.2160.31.2+3
Financial and Insurance Services56610.09.15489.99.1+18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5549.810.956010.111.0-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3506.213.13426.213.1+8
Administrative and Support Services1392.54.11392.54.00
Public Administration and Safety150.30.4120.20.4+3
Education and Training661.21.4651.21.4+1
Health Care and Social Assistance3836.85.93616.55.9+21
Arts and Recreation Services490.91.3470.91.3+2
Other Services2805.04.02724.94.0+8
Industry not classified460.80.9330.61.0+13

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0

Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income.

Registered businesses by industry 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 6.8% Mining, New South Wales: 0.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.3% Construction, New South Wales: 16.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 7.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 9.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 10.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 0.4% Education and Training, New South Wales: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: 17.3% Mining, Wagga Wagga City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: 0.3% Construction, Wagga Wagga City: 17.6% Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 2.8% Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: 10.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: 9.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: 0.3% Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: 1.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: 6.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: 0.9% Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: 5.0% Industry not classified, Wagga Wagga City: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: -32 Mining, Wagga Wagga City: 0 Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: -4 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: +1 Construction, Wagga Wagga City: +38 Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: +7 Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: -13 Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: +6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: +28 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: +18 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: +8 Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: 0 Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: +3 Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: +1 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: +21 Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: +2 Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: +8 Industry not classified, Wagga Wagga City: +13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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