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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Ipswich, comprising 20.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.1% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Ipswich 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 City of Ipswich 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
City of Ipswich - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3544.29.74004.810.4-46
Mining420.50.4300.40.5+12
Manufacturing4805.73.85286.34.1-48
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services260.30.3240.30.3+2
Construction1,75820.817.11,81221.717.8-54
Wholesale Trade1822.23.12362.83.3-54
Retail Trade5516.55.96307.56.5-78
Accommodation and Food Services3213.84.02723.33.7+49
Transport, Postal and Warehousing90610.75.986310.36.0+43
Information Media and Telecommunications440.50.7520.60.7-8
Financial and Insurance Services5066.08.13614.37.0+145
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6637.911.66517.811.2+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7729.111.07719.210.7+1
Administrative and Support Services3844.53.84004.83.9-16
Public Administration and Safety280.30.3300.40.4-2
Education and Training1171.41.3951.11.3+22
Health Care and Social Assistance5366.35.64325.24.7+104
Arts and Recreation Services1341.61.21121.31.2+22
Other Services5326.34.64845.84.6+48
Industry not classified1091.31.31772.11.9-68

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, City of Ipswich: 4.2% Mining, City of Ipswich: 0.5% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: 0.3% Construction, City of Ipswich: 20.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: 2.2% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: 6.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: 3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: 10.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: 6.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: 7.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: 4.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: 0.3% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: 6.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: 1.6% Other Services, City of Ipswich: 6.3% Industry not classified, City of Ipswich: 1.3%
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, City of Ipswich: -46 Mining, City of Ipswich: +12 Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: -48 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: +2 Construction, City of Ipswich: -54 Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: -54 Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: -78 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: +49 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: +43 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: +145 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: +12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: +1 Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: -16 Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: -2 Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +22 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: +104 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: +22 Other Services, City of Ipswich: +48 Industry not classified, City of Ipswich: -68
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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