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8161.0.55.001 - Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Register, Counts of Businesses - Summary Tables, Jun 2004  
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APPENDIX ABR COUNTS OF ABNS


INTRODUCTION

The ABS published counts of ABNs registered and active for GST from the ABR in respect of October 2000 and June 2001 in Australian Business Register: Counts of Australian Business Numbers (ABNs) (cat. no. 1369.0.55.001). This publication has been discontinued.


To enable comparison of counts of businesses with counts of ABNs, counts of ABNs Registered and Active for GST, at the industry division level have been provided for October 2000, June 2001 and June 2004. The same table provides counts of businesses from the ABSBR for June 2004.


Note: In the 2001-02 financial year, a number of processing backlogs on the ABR were addressed by the ATO. Therefore, counts of ABNs for June 2001 should be treated with caution, as some of the businesses counted had ceased operations but their ABR details had not been updated.


DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ABR COUNTS OF ABNs AND ABSBR COUNTS OF BUSINESSES

In addition to the different data sources, there are a number of differences between ABR counts of ABNs and ABSBR counts of businesses:

  • ABR counts of ABNs at the Industry Division level include all ABNs that are registered and active for a GSTP tax role. In contrast, ABSBR counts of businesses include all businesses in the ATOMP that have at least one non-cancelled GSTP, ITIP or ITW tax role and live TAUs from the ABSMP.
  • The treatment of long term non-remitters (explained in paragraph 18 of the Explanatory Notes) does not apply to ABR counts of ABNs. However, long term non-remitters do impact ABSBR counts of businesses as they are applied to ABNs in the ATOMP.
  • ABSBR counts of businesses exclude some sectors based on the SISCA (2100 Central Bank, 3000 General Government, 5000 Non-profit Institutions Serving Households and 6000 Rest of the World) and TOLO (12 Charitable Institution, 15 Social and Sporting Clubs, 16 Trade Unions and Other Associations, 20 Other Unincorporated Entity, 41 Diplomatic or Trade Missions and 42 Other Foreign Government) classifications. These exclusions do not apply to the ABR counts of ABNs.

The ABSBR counts of businesses are higher than the ABR counts of ABNs. The main reason for this is the inclusion of businesses in the ABSBR counts of businesses with either a non-cancelled ITIP or ITW role without an active GSTP tax role; these businesses are excluded from the ABR counts of ABNs.

ABR Business Entities(a), October 2000, June 2001 and June 2004

Employing
Non-employing
Total
no.
no.
no.

October 2000

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
71,983
160,958
232,941
Mining
2,304
5,516
7,820
Manufacturing
54,743
62,846
117,589
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
473
3,865
4,338
Construction
86,193
223,498
309,691
Wholesale Trade
36,233
36,582
72,815
Retail Trade
99,958
105,298
205,256
Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants
28,820
24,865
53,685
Transport and Storage
28,757
87,386
116,143
Communication Services
4,995
27,030
32,025
Finance and Insurance
22,664
106,234
128,898
Property and Business Services
129,278
274,495
403,773
Government Administration and Defence
2,109
2,615
4,724
Education
10,021
20,859
30,880
Health and Community Services
44,002
48,981
92,983
Cultural and Recreational Services
15,240
45,110
60,350
Personal and Other Services
28,309
140,078
168,387
Industry Not Stated
73,716
11,490
85,206
All Industries
739,798
1,387,706
2,127,504

June 2001

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
87,472
147,885
235,357
Mining
2,658
4,672
7,330
Manufacturing
62,999
67,546
130,545
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
580
1,093
1,673
Construction
108,052
233,405
341,457
Wholesale Trade
42,510
39,594
82,104
Retail Trade
120,533
109,886
230,419
Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants
35,425
19,150
54,575
Transport and Storage
35,254
89,704
124,958
Communication Services
6,709
22,936
29,645
Finance and Insurance
31,620
129,459
161,079
Property and Business Services
162,082
324,117
486,199
Government Administration and Defence
2,280
2,240
4,520
Education
11,523
18,922
30,445
Health and Community Services
50,116
44,552
94,668
Cultural and Recreational Services
19,089
49,099
68,188
Personal and Other Services
35,199
57,085
92,284
Industry Not Stated
854
2,866
3,720
All Industries
814,955
1,364,211
2,179,166

June 2004

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
82,278
150,418
232,696
Mining
2,560
5,027
7,587
Manufacturing
57,072
68,813
125,885
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
557
1,736
2,293
Construction
100,042
259,113
359,155
Wholesale Trade
40,463
52,921
93,384
Retail Trade
105,443
136,390
241,833
Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants
29,625
31,709
61,334
Transport and Storage
32,396
104,328
136,724
Communication Services
5,824
24,188
30,012
Finance and Insurance
29,930
136,036
165,966
Property and Business Services
150,732
384,810
535,542
Government Administration and Defence
1,847
1,932
3,779
Education
10,892
18,978
29,870
Health and Community Services
46,638
51,342
97,980
Cultural and Recreational Services
17,535
45,188
62,723
Personal and Other Services
32,251
71,480
103,731
Industry Not Stated
1,773
10,952
12,725
All Industries
747,858
1,555,361
2,303,219

(a) ABR Business Entities are Australian Business Numbers that are registered and active for a Goods and Services Tax (GST) role.

ABSBR Businesses, June 2004

Employing
Non-employing
Total
no.
no.
no.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
74,111
183,150
257,261
Mining
2,731
6,390
9,121
Manufacturing
61,888
91,847
153,735
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
599
2,022
2,621
Construction
113,426
348,814
462,240
Wholesale Trade
46,800
56,842
103,642
Retail Trade
126,160
147,319
273,479
Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants
39,342
28,680
68,022
Transport and Storage
37,374
114,558
151,932
Communication Services
8,089
28,416
36,505
Finance and Insurance
51,708
366,677
418,385
Property and Business Services
171,182
549,650
720,832
Education
6,880
26,511
33,391
Health and Community Services
49,008
70,998
120,006
Cultural and Recreational Services
17,300
72,370
89,670
Personal and Other Services
30,480
83,996
114,476
All Industries
837,078
2,178,240
3,015,318


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