There were 935 agriculture, forestry and fishing businesses counted for the period June 2015 to June 2019. The sole trader or owner‑operator was the most common form of business structure (68.4 per cent). There are no large firms (200 plus employees) in the sector (Table 2).
The majority of agricultural and fisheries businesses are pastoral businesses (33.6 per cent) and 68.4 per cent of all agricultural and fisheries businesses are non‑employing.
Table 2: Counts of Territory businesses by industry and employment, 2015‑19
|Other agriculture and fishing support services||85||51||14||0||150||16.0%|
|Hunting and trapping||5||3||0||0||8||0.9%|
|% by employment||68.4%||26.6%||4.9%||0.0%||100.0%|
Source: ABS, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, Cat No. 8165.0, June 2015 to June 2019
Last updated: 01 December 2020
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