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Cairns Regional Council

Business locations - All industries

There are a total of 13,681 active and registered for GST businesses in Cairns Regional Council. 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 Regional Council, 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.

Data source

Australian Business Register - filtered counts - Current at 4th October 2021

Australian business register by industry sector
Cairns Regional Council - All industriesCairns Regional Council
IndustryANZSIC codeNumber%.
Agriculture, Forestry and FishingA5293.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste ServicesD410.3
Wholesale TradeF3342.4
Retail TradeG7715.6
Accommodation and Food ServicesH7215.3
Transport, Postal and WarehousingI1,44610.6
Information Media and TelecommunicationsJ1180.9
Financial and Insurance ServicesK3602.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate ServicesL1,1858.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical ServicesM1,51711.1
Administrative and Support ServicesN7895.8
Public Administration and SafetyO550.4
Education and TrainingP2692.0
Health Care and Social AssistanceQ1,0437.6
Arts and Recreation ServicesR2121.5
Other ServicesS1,0127.4
Total Industries-13681100

Source: Australian Business Register. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

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