NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
A majority of business operators (55%) employed between 1-19 staff (including operators of incorporated businesses, who are themselves regarded as employees). This was followed by 41% of operators who did not employ staff and 4% who employed 20 or more employees.
Only 3% of business operators operated incorporated businesses and employed 20 or more staff. This compared with less than 1% of business operators who operated unincorporated businesses and employed 20 or more staff.