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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Gympie Regional Council, comprising 27.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 10.1% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Gympie Regional Council 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 Gympie Regional Council 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
Gympie Regional Council - Total registered businesses20152012Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2012 to 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,14627.110.11,17126.210.4-25
Mining180.40.5210.50.5-3
Manufacturing1653.94.01814.14.1-16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services120.30.370.20.3+5
Construction71016.817.378417.617.8-74
Wholesale Trade982.33.21132.53.3-15
Retail Trade2916.96.23247.36.5-33
Accommodation and Food Services1453.44.11593.63.7-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2716.45.92766.26.0-5
Information Media and Telecommunications170.40.7220.50.7-5
Financial and Insurance Services1814.38.01633.77.0+18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services43510.311.84289.611.2+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2195.211.12375.310.7-18
Administrative and Support Services1012.43.91192.73.9-18
Public Administration and Safety30.10.300.00.4+3
Education and Training370.91.3360.81.3+1
Health Care and Social Assistance1453.45.51212.74.7+24
Arts and Recreation Services340.81.2360.81.2-2
Other Services2004.74.72134.84.6-13
Industry not classified------541.21.9--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 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 2015
Registered businesses by industry 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 10.1% Mining, Queensland: 0.5% Manufacturing, Queensland: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.3% Construction, Queensland: 17.3% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.2% Retail Trade, Queensland: 6.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 8.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 11.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 11.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 0.3% Education and Training, Queensland: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.2% Other Services, Queensland: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: 27.1% Mining, Gympie Regional Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.3% Construction, Gympie Regional Council: 16.8% Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 2.3% Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: 3.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: 6.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: 10.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: 0.1% Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: 3.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: 4.7%
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 2015
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: -25 Mining, Gympie Regional Council: -3 Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: -16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: +5 Construction, Gympie Regional Council: -74 Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -15 Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -33 Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: -14 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: -5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: -5 Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: +18 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: +7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: -18 Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: -18 Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: +3 Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: +1 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: +24 Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: -2 Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: -13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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