Cassowary Coast

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Cassowary Coast, comprising 35.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.4% in Queensland.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Please note that data within the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Counts of Australian Business is subject to perturbation for confidentiality reasons. The ABS randomises LGA business counts for industries or totals between 1 and 3. If no counts are recorded, zero will be shown. If 3 or more, the number will be shown. This perturbation means sub-totals may not add up to high-level totals.
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Registered businesses by industry
Cassowary Coast - total registered businesses20232022change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2022 to 2023
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,15135.48.41,18936.18.4-38
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services100.30.3110.30.3-1
Wholesale Trade581.82.9591.82.9-1
Retail Trade1645.05.91544.75.9+10
Accommodation and Food Services1354.23.91474.53.9-12
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1645.07.31685.17.3-4
Information Media and Telecommunications60.20.880.20.8-2
Financial and Insurance Services511.64.1511.54.10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3209.811.73129.511.7+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1544.712.41544.712.40
Administrative and Support Services1334.14.61243.84.6+9
Public Administration and Safety50.20.340.10.3+1
Education and Training250.81.6290.91.6-4
Health Care and Social Assistance1093.47.51003.07.5+9
Arts and Recreation Services280.91.4290.91.4-1
Other Services1625.05.61775.45.6-15
Industry not classified000.1000.10
Total Businesses3,249100.0100.03,293100.0100.0-44

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits. Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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