Sutherland Shire Business Survey 2016

A bi-annual local business survey which ran from 3 October to 25 November 2016. 

This survey forms part of a bi-annual series which began in 2012. 

The 2016 sample consisted of 723 of local business owner / operators.

Encouragingly, 94% of the businesses surveyed believe that employment levels will be about the same or much/somewhat stronger in 12 months.

Other key findings... 

  • 85% of respondents operate as a 'sole trader' or 'privately owned/publicly listed company'.
  • 51% of businesses occupy a 'home' premises/space.
  • 59% of respondents were a member of a business network or association.
  • 82% of business turnover comes from traditional sales.
  • 50% of business turnover comes from the Sutherland Shire market.

2016 Sutherland Shire Business Survey Report



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