Balonne Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Balonne Shire, comprising 54.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.6% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are 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 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.

Data source

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

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Registered businesses by industry
Balonne Shire - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing49454.98.649955.08.6-5
Mining000.4000.40
Manufacturing131.43.7182.03.7-5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.70.360.70.30
Construction819.017.3869.517.3-5
Wholesale Trade171.93.0151.73.0+2
Retail Trade323.66.0323.56.00
Accommodation and Food Services192.14.0171.94.0+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing414.67.1424.67.1-1
Information Media and Telecommunications40.40.830.30.8+1
Financial and Insurance Services171.94.1161.84.1+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services859.411.8818.911.8+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services283.112.3262.912.3+2
Administrative and Support Services171.94.6161.84.6+1
Public Administration and Safety000.3000.30
Education and Training50.61.660.71.6-1
Health Care and Social Assistance101.17.2111.27.2-1
Arts and Recreation Services30.31.430.31.40
Other Services283.15.5283.15.50
Industry not classified000.130.30.1-3
Total business900100.0100.0908100.0100.0-8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id (informed decisions)

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