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Murweh Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Murweh Shire, comprising 50.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 9.7% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Murweh 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 Murweh 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
Murweh Shire - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing32150.39.733849.510.4-17
Mining00.00.430.40.5-3
Manufacturing182.83.8213.14.1-3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.50.360.90.3-3
Construction578.917.17110.417.8-14
Wholesale Trade142.23.1142.03.30
Retail Trade386.05.9405.96.5-2
Accommodation and Food Services162.54.0202.93.7-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing355.55.9395.76.0-4
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.700.00.70
Financial and Insurance Services152.48.1131.97.0+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services426.611.6324.711.2+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services182.811.0162.310.7+2
Administrative and Support Services71.13.8121.83.9-5
Public Administration and Safety30.50.300.00.4+3
Education and Training30.51.330.41.30
Health Care and Social Assistance60.95.691.34.7-3
Arts and Recreation Services30.51.260.91.2-3
Other Services243.84.6284.14.6-4
Industry not classified152.41.3121.81.9+3

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, Murweh Shire: 50.3% Mining, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: 2.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: 0.5% Construction, Murweh Shire: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: 2.2% Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: 6.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: 2.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: 6.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: 1.1% Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: 0.5% Education and Training, Murweh Shire: 0.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: 0.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: 0.5% Other Services, Murweh Shire: 3.8% Industry not classified, Murweh Shire: 2.4%
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, Murweh Shire: -17 Mining, Murweh Shire: -3 Manufacturing, Murweh Shire: -3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murweh Shire: -3 Construction, Murweh Shire: -14 Wholesale Trade, Murweh Shire: 0 Retail Trade, Murweh Shire: -2 Accommodation and Food Services, Murweh Shire: -4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murweh Shire: -4 Information Media and Telecommunications, Murweh Shire: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Murweh Shire: +2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murweh Shire: +10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murweh Shire: +2 Administrative and Support Services, Murweh Shire: -5 Public Administration and Safety, Murweh Shire: +3 Education and Training, Murweh Shire: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Murweh Shire: -3 Arts and Recreation Services, Murweh Shire: -3 Other Services, Murweh Shire: -4 Industry not classified, Murweh Shire: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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