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  • Count of entities

    Over the five years, increases in the number of entities in each industry has been a contributing factor to tax paid and income across all segments. The exception is the mining, energy and water segment, where commodity prices and export volumes have been key contributing factors to growth in this sector. Figure 13 shows the trend in count of entities by industry segment over the past five years, Table 4 summarises this data.

    Figure 13: Count of entities by industry segment over five years

    This column graph shows the trend in the number of entities in the population over the five years from 2015–16 to 2019–20, by industry segment (banking, finance and investment; insurance; manufacturing, construction and agriculture; wholesale, retail and services and mining, energy and water). The entity count across industry segments has remained broadly stable, with the exception of mining, energy and water which decreased in 2016-17. This graph also shows that over the five years there had been an overall increase in the entity count.

    Table 4: Count of entities by industry segment

    Industry segment

    2015–16

    2016–17

    2017–18

    2018–19

    2019–20

    BFI

    193

    204

    217

    220

    239

    ISR

    61

    62

    62

    67

    69

    MCA

    467

    485

    503

    530

    541

    WRS

    1,084

    1,126

    1,190

    1,238

    1,263

    MIN

    236

    232

    242

    256

    258

    All industry segments

    2,041

    2,109

    2,214

    2,311

    2,370

      Last modified: 10 Dec 2021QC 67484