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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/02/2007   
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Contents >> Industry overview >> Number of businesses by employer size

At June 2004 the number of active businesses in Tasmania on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Register was 54,049. Of the total number of businesses, 15,690 (29.0%) were employing and 38,359 (71.0%) were non-employing. Retail trade had the greatest number of employing businesses with 2,884 (18.4%), followed by Agriculture, forestry and fishing with 2,560 (16.3%) and Property and business services with 2,193 (14.0%).

For non-employing businesses, the greatest number of businesses were in Property and business services with 7,787 (20.3%), Construction with 6,167 (16.1%) and Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5,698 (14.9%). The majority of employing businesses, 13,948 (88.9%), had between 0 and 19 employees, while 76 (0.5%) had 200 or more employees.

NUMBER OF BUSINESSES, June 2004 - Tasmania

Employment Size Ranges
Total employing
Non-
employing
Total
Industry (ANZSIC Division)
0-19
20-199
200+

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
2,235
np
np
2,560
5,698
8,258
Mining
np
np
np
51
99
150
Manufacturing
844
np
np
1,030
1,888
2,918
Electricity, gas and water
np
np
np
15
28
43
Construction
1,432
109
1,541
6,167
7,708
Wholesale trade
538
np
np
624
903
1,527
Retail trade
2,610
266
8
2,884
3,342
6,226
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
828
np
np
1,059
757
1,816
Transport and storage
680
np
np
763
2,018
2,781
Communication services
125
7
132
299
431
Finance and insurance
734
np
np
781
4,778
5,559
Property and business services
1,991
np
np
2,193
7,787
9,980
Education
91
11
102
482
584
Health and community services
953
np
np
1,033
1,405
2,438
Cultural and recreational
253
np
np
299
1,240
1,539
Personal and other services
585
38
623
1,468
2,091
All Industries
13,948
1,666
76
15,690
38,359
54,049


np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Register, Counts of Businesses (cat. no. 8161.0.55.001).


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