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Business locations - All industries

There are a total of 12,028 active and registered for GST businesses in Cairns. The largest subcategory within this is Construction.

The Australian Business Register is a register of all business entities and sole traders in Australia, based on Australian Business Numbers (ABNs), maintained by the Australian Taxation Office.

Data from the ABR is useful in planning and economic development, to identify the spatial patterns of businesses across Cairns, clusters and change in business growth patterns across the area.

The raw business register dataset contains large numbers of ABNs which are not relevant to local government planning, including trusts, superannuation funds, non-active businesses and micro businesses not registered for GST. These have been filtered out of the data presented here, to provide a more meaningful dataset for Local Government Decision making.

Data are presented as aggregates of ABNs at the Destination Zone level, for the most recent time period. The distribution of industries shown here can be selected at the 1 or 2-digit ANZSIC classification level, and the table below the map shows a further breakdown into more detailed business categories. For more information, including actual business locations and name and address details, LGAs are entitled to access the raw ABR unit record dataset directly from the ATO.

Australian Business Register - filtered counts

Current at 3rd Dec 2018

All industries
Cairns - Number of businesses by destination zone
Australian business register by industry sector
All industriesCairns
IndustryANZSIC codeNumber%
Agriculture, Forestry and FishingA4663.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste ServicesD350.3
Wholesale TradeF3132.6
Retail TradeG6865.7
Accommodation and Food ServicesH6415.3
Transport, Postal and WarehousingI1,23010.2
Information Media and TelecommunicationsJ1140.9
Financial and Insurance ServicesK3492.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate ServicesL1,0708.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical ServicesM1,34111.1
Administrative and Support ServicesN6395.3
Public Administration and SafetyO720.6
Education and TrainingP2131.8
Health Care and Social AssistanceQ7866.5
Arts and Recreation ServicesR1621.3
Other ServicesS8797.3

Source: Australian Business Register. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.