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Business locations - Construction Services

Construction Services has 2,080 active and registered for GST businesses in Cairns. The largest subcategory within this is Carpentry Services.

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 Jun 2019

Construction Services
Cairns - Number of businesses by destination zone
Australian business register by industry sector
Construction Services Cairns
IndustryANZSIC codeNumber%
Land Development and Subdivision3211492.4
Site Preparation Services32121105.3
Concreting Services32211075.1
Bricklaying Services3222432.1
Roofing Services3223512.5
Structural Steel Erection Services3224190.9
Plumbing Services32311969.4
Electrical Services323232015.4
Air Conditioning and Heating Services3233733.5
Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services3234201.0
Other Building Installation Services3239261.3
Plastering and Ceiling Services32411296.2
Carpentry Services324237117.8
Tiling and Carpeting Services32431326.3
Painting and Decorating Services32441487.1
Glazing Services3245261.3
Landscape Construction Services3291914.4
Hire of Construction Machinery with Operator3292190.9
Other Construction Services nec32991507.2

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