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Airdrie business licence statistics

Entrepreneurial spirit is evident in Airdrie. The number of businesses in Airdrie keeps growing and includes a flourishing home-based business sector.

2022 Airdrie business licences by category

CategoryNumber of businesses licencesPercentage of all businessesPercentage of all Airdrie-based businesses
Commercial or industrial business 1,144 25.35% 36.66%
Home-based business 1,977 43.82% 63.34%
Non-resident (out-of-town) business 1,391 30.83% N/A
Total 4,512    

Source: City of Airdrie Business Licencing as of Nov. 30, 2022.

Business licence growth

The pictured graph shows the number of business licences in Airdrie growing from 2018 to 2022 increasing by 362 licences in that time. The largest growth was in home-based businesses, while the number of non-resident businesses decreased.

Source: City of Airdrie Business Licencing

2022 Airdrie-based business licences by industry

The picture graph shows that the greatest number of business licences fit into the other services category with 556 licences, with 494 in construction, 461 in retail trade, 363 in professional, scientific and technical services, 247 in Health Care, 235 in admin and support and waste management, 203 in accommodation and food services, 128 in manufacturing, and less than 100 in all other categories.

Source: City of Airdrie Business Licensing