There are 11,051 gardening businesses and 14,751 landscape construction businesses in Australia.
Arborists are generally small operators, servicing local or regional communities.
Source: Skills Impact Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Industry Sector Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work 2017–2020
There are 500 employers in the nursery production sector. 90% of them are small businesses employing less than 20 people. There are 270 employers in the turf growing sector. Only 20 of them employ more than 20 people. There are 330 employers in the floriculture sector. Less than 10% employ more than 20 people.
Source: ABS, Counts of Australian Businesses, Jun 2012 to Jun 2016
There are 11,400 people working in Nursery and Floriculture Production. This category includes those working in turf growing.
Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business Industry Projections - Five Years to November 2020.