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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Bundaberg Regional Council, comprising 21.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 9.2% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in 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 the 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.

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
Bundaberg Regional Council - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,39621.69.21,42121.89.4-25
Mining210.30.4150.20.4+6
Manufacturing2804.33.62644.03.7+16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services290.40.3270.40.3+2
Construction1,06816.517.01,08916.717.2-21
Wholesale Trade1312.03.01151.83.0+16
Retail Trade3926.15.64026.25.7-10
Accommodation and Food Services2664.14.02774.24.0-11
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2864.47.13204.96.3-34
Information Media and Telecommunications210.30.7120.20.7+9
Financial and Insurance Services4126.48.44046.28.3+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services67310.411.469910.711.6-26
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3835.911.13815.811.0+2
Administrative and Support Services2553.94.02293.53.9+26
Public Administration and Safety90.10.3140.20.3-5
Education and Training610.91.4610.91.40
Health Care and Social Assistance3535.55.83395.25.7+14
Arts and Recreation Services410.61.1500.81.2-9
Other Services3525.44.73615.54.7-9
Industry not classified420.60.9420.61.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 9.2% Mining, Queensland: 0.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.3% Construction, Queensland: 17.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.0% Retail Trade, Queensland: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 7.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 8.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 11.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 11.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 0.3% Education and Training, Queensland: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.1% Other Services, Queensland: 4.7% Industry not classified, Queensland: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 21.6% Mining, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.3% Manufacturing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 4.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.4% Construction, Bundaberg Regional Council: 16.5% Wholesale Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: 2.0% Retail Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: 6.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 6.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 10.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 5.9% Administrative and Support Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.1% Education and Training, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bundaberg Regional Council: 5.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.6% Other Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 5.4% Industry not classified, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bundaberg Regional Council: -25 Mining, Bundaberg Regional Council: +6 Manufacturing, Bundaberg Regional Council: +16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +2 Construction, Bundaberg Regional Council: -21 Wholesale Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: +16 Retail Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: -10 Accommodation and Food Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -11 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bundaberg Regional Council: -34 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bundaberg Regional Council: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -26 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +2 Administrative and Support Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +26 Public Administration and Safety, Bundaberg Regional Council: -5 Education and Training, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bundaberg Regional Council: +14 Arts and Recreation Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -9 Other Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -9 Industry not classified, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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