Bundaberg Regional Council

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Bundaberg Regional Council, comprising 20.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.6% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Bundaberg 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 Bundaberg 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.

Data source

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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Bundaberg Regional Council - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,43620.58.61,43821.78.6-2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services360.50.3390.60.3-3
Wholesale Trade1532.23.01412.13.0+12
Retail Trade4175.96.03946.06.0+23
Accommodation and Food Services3144.54.02964.54.0+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3515.07.13194.87.1+32
Information Media and Telecommunications230.30.8210.30.8+2
Financial and Insurance Services1842.64.11742.64.1+10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services75410.711.871410.811.8+40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4756.812.34306.512.3+45
Administrative and Support Services2633.74.62363.64.6+27
Public Administration and Safety200.30.3170.30.3+3
Education and Training741.11.6771.21.6-3
Health Care and Social Assistance5297.57.24486.87.2+81
Arts and Recreation Services751.11.4731.11.4+2
Other Services4175.95.53795.75.5+38
Industry not classified60.
Total business7,014100.0100.06,614100.0100.0+400

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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