1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/07/2011   
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  • At the end of June 2009 there were 38,000 operating businesses in Tasmania, or 500 less than at the same time in the previous year.
  • The vast majority of these were small businesses, with 58.8% of the total being non-employing businesses and a further 36.0% of the total employing from 1-19 employees.
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The ABS counts the number of businesses operating in the Australian economy, including rates of business entries and exits and business survival. These data are sourced from the ABS Business Register. They show the number of operating businesses by employment size at the end of June in each financial year and only include businesses which actively traded in goods or services during the reference period. Due to changes in scope, these counts are not directly comparable to previous data releases.

More detailed counts are available from the ABS website by industry, main state and territory, type of legal organisation, institutional sector, employment size ranges and annual turnover size ranges.