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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Industry overview >> Small business >> Mersey-Lyell Region

Between 1995-96 and 2000-01, the number of small businesses in the Mersey-Lyell Region decreased by 12.0%. Over the same period, increases occurred in total expenses (6.1%), total income (7.1%), profit (15.2%) and average income (21.7%).

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, Mersey-Lyell Region(a)(b)(c)(d)
Number of businesses(e)
Total
expenses
Total
income
Profit
Average
income

Industry
no.
$m
$m
$m
$000

1995-96 r
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
2,640
339.1
383.4
44.2
145.2
Mining
42
17.9
20.6
2.7
490.5
Manufacturing
457
112.7
122.3
9.7
267.6
Electricity, gas and water supply
-
-
-
-
-
Construction
1,367
153.4
185.1
31.7
135.4
Wholesale trade
212
94.9
99.2
4.3
467.9
Retail trade
1,358
463.7
487.0
23.4
358.6
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
295
82.6
85.3
2.7
289.2
Transport and storage
414
67.2
78.2
11.0
188.9
Communication services
-
-
-
-
-
Finance and insurance
231
13.5
28.4
14.9
122.9
Property and business services
678
93.3
120.2
26.8
177.3
Government administration and defence
-
-
-
-
-
Education
-
-
-
-
-
Health and community services
223
33.7
40.5
6.8
181.6
Cultural and recreational services
125
8.6
9.6
1.0
76.8
Personal and other services
285
29.5
34.1
4.6
119.6
Not described(f)
171
26.7
33.6
6.9
196.5
Total
8,552
1,539.4
1,730.9
191.5
202.4

2000-01
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
2,276
387.8
460.0
72.2
202.1
Mining
35
26.1
28.0
1.9
800.0
Manufacturing
385
106.9
118.0
11.1
306.5
Electricity, gas and water supply
-
-
-
-
-
Construction
1,049
149.1
172.0
22.9
164.0
Wholesale trade
202
88.7
97.9
9.3
484.7
Retail trade
1,092
452.2
473.9
21.7
434.0
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
293
82.3
83.9
1.6
286.3
Transport and storage
422
98.2
106.4
8.2
252.1
Communication services
-
-
-
-
-
Finance and insurance
219
29.1
63.3
34.2
289.0
Property and business services
729
111.3
133.4
22.1
183.0
Government administration and defence
-
-
-
-
-
Education
20
1.1
1.2
0.1
60.0
Health and community services
248
39.5
47.2
7.7
190.3
Cultural and recreational services
110
8.3
10.4
2.1
94.5
Personal and other services
320
38.2
43.3
5.1
135.3
Not described(f)
77
6.1
7.0
0.9
90.9
Total
7,524
1,633.2
1,853.9
220.7
246.4

- 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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