Charters Towers Regional Council

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Charters Towers Regional Council, comprising 40.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.6% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Charters Towers Regional Council 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 Charters Towers Regional Council 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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Charters Towers Regional Council - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing48840.28.646040.18.6+28
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.20.330.30.30
Wholesale Trade151.23.0141.23.0+1
Retail Trade705.86.0625.46.0+8
Accommodation and Food Services504.14.0514.44.0-1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing665.47.1675.87.1-1
Information Media and Telecommunications40.30.840.30.80
Financial and Insurance Services151.24.1131.14.1+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services887.311.8817.111.8+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services373.112.3302.612.3+7
Administrative and Support Services433.54.6332.94.6+10
Public Administration and Safety30.20.3000.3+3
Education and Training151.21.6131.11.6+2
Health Care and Social Assistance363.07.2353.07.2+1
Arts and Recreation Services80.71.4100.91.4-2
Other Services705.85.5665.75.5+4
Industry not classified30.20.1000.1+3
Total business1,213100.0100.01,148100.0100.0+65

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 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)

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