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Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Waverley Council area, comprising 20.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 13.1% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Waverley Council area 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 Waverley Council area 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
Waverley Council area - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing470.56.8590.67.1-12
Mining140.10.2120.10.2+2
Manufacturing1921.93.41891.93.5+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services200.20.3150.20.3+5
Construction9639.416.08778.815.8+86
Wholesale Trade3443.43.63373.43.8+7
Retail Trade5705.65.75925.95.8-22
Accommodation and Food Services4444.34.04514.54.1-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3723.67.63003.06.8+72
Information Media and Telecommunications3423.31.23393.41.2+3
Financial and Insurance Services1,07310.59.11,01110.19.1+62
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,29612.610.91,29713.011.0-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,14120.913.12,09221.013.1+49
Administrative and Support Services5125.04.15195.24.0-7
Public Administration and Safety260.30.4250.30.4+1
Education and Training1831.81.41962.01.4-13
Health Care and Social Assistance9229.05.98768.85.9+46
Arts and Recreation Services3043.01.33093.11.3-5
Other Services3623.54.03533.54.0+9
Industry not classified1331.30.91281.31.0+5

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, Waverley Council area: 0.5% Mining, Waverley Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: 1.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: 0.2% Construction, Waverley Council area: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: 3.4% Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: 3.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: 10.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: 12.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: 20.9% Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: 5.0% Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: 0.3% Education and Training, Waverley Council area: 1.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: 9.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: 3.0% Other Services, Waverley Council area: 3.5% Industry not classified, Waverley Council area: 1.3%
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, Waverley Council area: -12 Mining, Waverley Council area: +2 Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: +3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: +5 Construction, Waverley Council area: +86 Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: +7 Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: -22 Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: -7 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: +72 Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: +62 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: -1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: +49 Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: -7 Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: +1 Education and Training, Waverley Council area: -13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: +46 Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: -5 Other Services, Waverley Council area: +9 Industry not classified, Waverley Council area: +5
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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