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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/03/2004   
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The number of small businesses in Tasmania decreased by 6.4% from 1995-96 to 2000-01. Over the same period, increases occurred in total expenses (4.0%), total income (5.1%), profit (15.2%) and average income (12.2%).

In 1995-96 and 2000-01, the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry had the highest number and proportion of small businesses with 6,937 businesses (20.4%) and 6,588 businesses (20.7%), respectively in these periods. In 1995-96, the highest total profits were turned by the construction industry, $125.9 million, and the property and business services industry, $116.4 million. In 2000-01, the highest profits were turned by the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry, $170.4 million, and the property and business services industry, $130.7 million.

Note: these data are based on experimental estimates and therefore should be used with care. The publication Experimental Estimates, Regional Small Business Statistics, Australia (cat. no. 5675.0) provides information on data quality and methodology.

SMALL BUSINESS STATISTICS(a)(b)(c)(d), Tasmania
Number of businesses(e)
Total
expenses
Total
income
Profit
Average
income

Industry
no.
$m
$m
$m
$000

1995-96 r
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
6,937
956.8
1,039.9
83.1
149.9
Mining
102
32.4
35.6
3.2
349.0
Manufacturing
2,015
520.9
562.8
41.9
279.3
Electricity, gas and water supply
-
-
-
-
-
Construction
5,837
682.1
808.0
125.9
138.4
Wholesale trade
1,110
501.8
522.2
20.4
470.5
Retail trade
5,291
1,992.2
2,080.8
88.6
393.3
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
1,199
412.7
428.9
16.2
357.7
Transport and storage
1,576
275.8
311.5
35.7
197.7
Communication services
-
-
-
-
-
Finance and insurance
1,150
125.3
210.8
85.5
183.3
Property and business services
3,851
582.5
698.9
116.4
181.5
Government administration and defence
-
-
-
-
-
Education
138
5.7
7.5
1.8
54.3
Health and community services
1,284
225.7
273.7
47.9
213.2
Cultural and recreational services
674
70.6
76.1
5.5
112.9
Personal and other services
1,411
143.9
167.8
23.9
118.9
Not described(f)
-
-
-
-
-
Total
33,938
6,732.8
7,455.8
722.9
219.7

2000-01
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
6,588
1,140.9
1,311.4
170.4
199.1
Mining
89
59.3
55.4
-3.9
622.5
Manufacturing
1,983
523.2
570.1
46.9
287.5
Electricity, gas and water supply
-
-
-
-
-
Construction
4,677
705.6
806.6
101.0
172.5
Wholesale trade
959
423.2
449.3
26.2
468.5
Retail trade
4,381
1,834.8
1,928.8
94.0
440.3
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
1,234
451.2
469.5
18.3
380.5
Transport and storage
1,645
334.7
376.3
41.6
228.8
Communication services
-
-
-
-
-
Finance and insurance
1,293
197.2
308.2
111.1
238.4
Property and business services
4,254
711.2
841.9
130.7
197.9
Government administration and defence
-
-
-
-
-
Education
155
8.2
10.3
2.2
66.5
Health and community services
1,453
269.6
332.9
63.3
229.1
Cultural and recreational services
716
74.7
82.1
7.5
114.7
Personal and other services
1,529
173.2
203.6
30.4
133.2
Not described(f)
560
63.1
53.8
-9.4
96.1
Total
31,770
7,001.5
7,834.2
832.7
246.6

- nil or rounded to zero
r revised

(a) 'Small business' refers to those businesses whose total income and/or expenses were $10,000 or more, up to a limit of $5 million, in the financial year and operate from a single location. Note: this differs from the standard ABS small business definition.
(b) These estimates are considered experimental and should be used with caution.
(c) Data are derived using Australian Taxation Office (ATO) files for companies, partnerships and trusts and individuals for 1995-96 and 2000-01. Includes non-employing businesses.
(d) Differences between Small Business and ABS Business Register data are due to differences in scope, reference period, statistical unit and the definition of data items.
(e) The decrease in the number of businesses operated by individuals and partnerships and trusts in 2000-01 should be interpreted with care. It could be because of administrative reasons e.g. it may reflect a different focus from the ATO in 2000-01, or a lower number of business tax submissions received by the due date.
(f) Includes records that could not be allocated an ANZSIC code.

Source: ABS data available on request, Regional Small Business Statistics.



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