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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, comprising 26.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 9.7% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,64626.39.75,75625.810.4-110
Mining730.30.41020.50.5-29
Manufacturing8323.93.89154.14.1-83
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services820.40.3700.30.3+12
Construction3,48016.217.13,85017.217.8-370
Wholesale Trade4282.03.15082.33.3-80
Retail Trade1,3596.35.91,5667.06.5-207
Accommodation and Food Services8704.14.08753.93.7-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2105.65.91,2765.76.0-66
Information Media and Telecommunications640.30.7850.40.7-21
Financial and Insurance Services1,1635.48.11,0024.57.0+160
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9138.911.61,8918.511.2+22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1515.411.01,1955.310.7-44
Administrative and Support Services5812.73.87113.23.9-130
Public Administration and Safety480.20.3580.30.4-10
Education and Training1870.91.31720.81.3+15
Health Care and Social Assistance9614.55.68593.84.7+102
Arts and Recreation Services1620.81.21590.71.2+3
Other Services1,0635.04.61,0554.74.6+7
Industry not classified1900.91.32451.11.9-55

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 26.3% Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.3% Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.4% Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 16.2% Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.0% Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.3% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.4% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.2% Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.5% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.8% Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.0% Industry not classified, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9%
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -110 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -29 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -83 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +12 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -370 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -80 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -207 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -66 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -21 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +160 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +22 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -44 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -130 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -10 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +15 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +102 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +3 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +7 Industry not classified, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -55
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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