1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Contents >> Industry overview >> Number of businesses by employer size

In 2000-01, there were an estimated 24,700 private sector, non-agricultural business in Tasmania. Of the 24,700 businesses in 2000-01, some 23,700 (96.0%) were classified as small businesses with employment of less than 20.

Between 1983-84 and 2000-01, the average annual increase in the number of small businesses was 2.5%. Between 1999-2000 and 2000-01 the number of small businesses in Tasmania grew by 4.9%.

NUMBER OF BUSINESSES(a), By employer size(b) - Tasmania

1983-84
1997-98
1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01
Av. annual rate of change, 1983-84 to 2000-01

Employer size
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
%

Non-employing businesses
8.4
12.8
11.8
12.0
13.7
2.9
1-4
4.8
7.2
6.7
6.6
5.6
0.9
5-19
2.3
3.5
3.6
4.1
4.4
3.8
20-99
0.5
1.0
0.9
0.8
0.9
3.5
100-199
-
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
19.0
200 or more
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
-3.1

Small businesses(c)
15.5
23.5
22.1
22.6
23.7
2.5

All business
16.1
24.6
23.1
23.6
24.7
2.6


- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Non-agricultural private sector businesses.
(b) The number of employees within a business.
(c) Non-agricultural businesses private sector businesses employing less than 20 people.

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Employment and Earnings, 2000-01; Labour Force Survey, 2000-01.



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