Wagga Wagga City

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Wagga Wagga City, comprising 18.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.0% 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

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Registered businesses by industry
Wagga Wagga City - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing87115.46.286215.46.2+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services130.20.3140.20.3-1
Wholesale Trade1542.73.51502.73.5+4
Retail Trade2945.25.62855.15.6+9
Accommodation and Food Services2153.83.92133.83.9+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3506.28.23325.98.2+18
Information Media and Telecommunications280.51.1290.51.1-1
Financial and Insurance Services57510.19.257210.29.2+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services56710.010.957110.210.9-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3746.613.53646.513.5+10
Administrative and Support Services1572.84.21683.04.2-11
Public Administration and Safety170.30.4140.20.4+3
Education and Training581.01.5631.11.5-5
Health Care and Social Assistance4057.16.23937.06.2+12
Arts and Recreation Services490.91.3530.91.3-4
Other Services3095.54.13005.34.1+9
Industry not classified90.
Total business5,667100.0100.05,608100.0100.0+59

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 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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