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Business locations - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services has 1,404 active and registered for GST businesses in Cairns. The largest subcategory within this is Management Advice and Related Consulting 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

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Cairns - Number of businesses by destination zone
Australian business register by industry sector
Professional, Scientific and Technical ServicesCairns
IndustryANZSIC codeNumber%
Scientific Research Services6910261.9
Architectural Services6921735.2
Surveying and Mapping Services6922221.6
Engineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services692319714.0
Other Specialised Design Services6924654.6
Scientific Testing and Analysis Services6925151.1
Legal Services69311097.8
Accounting Services693219313.7
Advertising Services6940684.8
Market Research and Statistical Services695050.4
Corporate Head Office Management Services696100.0
Management Advice and Related Consulting Services696237726.9
Veterinary Services6970271.9
Professional Photographic Services6991423.0
Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services nec6999181.3
Computer System Design and Related Services700016711.9

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