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1380.0.55.008 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Business Owners in Regions, 2011  
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BUSINESS OWNERS IN TASMANIA


WHERE DO BUSINESS OWNERS LIVE?

In 2009-2010, business owners represented between 14% and 24% of income earners in SA4s in Tasmania. South East had the highest proportion of business owners with 24%, while Hobart had the lowest with 14%.



BUSINESS OWNERS(a), Percentage of income earners by SA4, Tasmania- 2009-10
Map: BUSINESS OWNERS(a), Percentage of income earners by SA4, Tasmania- 2009-10
(a) Persons who earned income from an Own Unincorporated Business as percentage of total income earners from all sources.


HOW MUCH DOES UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS INCOME CONTRIBUTE TO INCOME FROM ALL SOURCES?


In 2009-2010, the contribution of income from unincorporated businesses to total income from all sources ranged from 6% in West and North West and Launceston and North East to 9% in South East.


WHAT INDUSTRIES DO BUSINESS OWNERS WORK IN?

In 2011, business owners in SA4s in Tasmania mainly worked in construction and agriculture, forestry and fishing. Compared to the rest of Australia, there were high proportions of business owners in construction in all Tasmanian SA4s and high rates of business ownership in agriculture, forestry and fishing in SA4s in the rest of Tasmania. Throughout Tasmania, levels of business ownership in retail trade and other services were similar across most SA4s.

Construction

In 2011, between 20% and 24% of business owners in SA4s in Tasmania worked in the construction industry. Hobart had the highest proportion of business ownership in construction, with 24%. In all of the SA4s in the rest of Tasmania, 20% of business owners worked in construction.


PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), Tasmania - 2011

Map: PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), Tasmania - 2011
(a) Business owners refers to persons whose main job in the week before Census was as an owner-manager of an unincorporated business.


Between 2006 and 2011, the number of business owners in construction increased in all SA4s, reflecting the overall increase in the number of people employed in construction in Tasmania of 21%. South East had the largest increase in the number of business owners working in this industry, with 13%, while West and North West and Launceston and North East had the smallest with 1%.Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In 2011, between 3% and 20% of business owners in SA4s in Tasmania worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing. Business ownership in agriculture, forestry and fishing was highest in South East and West and North West, with 20%, and lowest in Hobart, with 3%.


PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), Tasmania - 2011

Map: PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), Tasmania - 2011
(a) Business owners refers to persons whose main job in the week before Census was as an owner-manager of an unincorporated business.


The number of people employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing decreased by 9% in Tasmania between 2006 and 2011. Similarly, the number of business owners in the industry also decreased in all SA4s in Tasmania over the period. South East and West and North West had the largest decreases with 23%, while Hobart had the smallest decrease with 16%.

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