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Balonne Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Balonne Shire, comprising 53.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 9.7% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Balonne Shire within each industry sector using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Business Register which itself is derived from the GST register held by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Businesses are included if they are registered with the ATO, with an ABN used within the previous two financial years. Businesses are split up between employing and non-employing businesses. Non-employing businesses may include sole traders and registered ABNs which are part of larger enterprises.

The distribution of businesses may reflect the industry structure of the area, or may differ significantly. For instance, the largest industry in an area may consist of one very large business, with a large number of employees, while a sector with a lower value added could have a lot of small and micro businesses.

The number of businesses in the Balonne Shire should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Value added datasets to see the relative size of industries, and with Employment locations data to see where business employment occurs within the area.

Please note that this data set has several limitations which are explained in the data notes for this topic. Business register counts are an approximation to LGA boundaries based on SA2 level data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. As such, they may not exactly match figures sourced directly from the ATO, due to boundary issues and the application of ABS randomisation to the dataset. Notably, public sector institutions are not recorded which has a significant impact on the numbers for Health Care, Education and Public Administration and Safety.

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Registered businesses by industry
Balonne Shire - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing48753.79.748853.910.4-1
Mining30.30.430.30.50
Manufacturing171.93.8101.14.1+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.30.330.30.30
Construction9810.817.1818.917.8+17
Wholesale Trade232.53.1192.13.3+4
Retail Trade303.35.9353.96.5-5
Accommodation and Food Services242.64.0273.03.7-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing465.15.9465.16.00
Information Media and Telecommunications60.70.730.30.7+3
Financial and Insurance Services212.38.1293.27.0-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services667.311.6707.711.2-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services252.811.0313.410.7-6
Administrative and Support Services91.03.8161.83.9-7
Public Administration and Safety00.00.300.00.40
Education and Training30.31.330.31.30
Health Care and Social Assistance91.05.640.44.7+5
Arts and Recreation Services30.31.230.31.20
Other Services273.04.6242.64.6+3
Industry not classified70.81.3111.21.9-4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2012 to 2016 Cat. No. 8165.0

Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income.

Registered businesses by industry 2016
Registered businesses by industry 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 9.7% Mining, Queensland: 0.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 3.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.3% Construction, Queensland: 17.1% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 5.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 8.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 11.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 11.0% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 0.3% Education and Training, Queensland: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.2% Other Services, Queensland: 4.6% Industry not classified, Queensland: 1.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: 53.7% Mining, Balonne Shire: 0.3% Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: 1.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 0.3% Construction, Balonne Shire: 10.8% Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: 2.5% Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: 3.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: 2.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: 7.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: 1.0% Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Education and Training, Balonne Shire: 0.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: 1.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0.3% Other Services, Balonne Shire: 3.0% Industry not classified, Balonne Shire: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2016
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: -1 Mining, Balonne Shire: 0 Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: +7 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 0 Construction, Balonne Shire: +17 Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: +4 Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: -5 Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: -3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: -8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: -6 Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: -7 Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: 0 Education and Training, Balonne Shire: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: +5 Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0 Other Services, Balonne Shire: +3 Industry not classified, Balonne Shire: -4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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