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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Cook Shire, comprising 26.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.2% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Cook Shire 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 Cook Shire 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.

Please note that this data set has several limitations which are explained in the data notes for this topic. Business register counts are an approximation to LGA boundaries based on SA2 level data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. As such, they may not exactly match figures sourced directly from the ATO, due to boundary issues and the application of ABS randomisation to the dataset. Notably, public sector institutions are not recorded which has a significant impact on the numbers for Health Care, Education and Public Administration and Safety.

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

Registered businesses by industry
Cook Shire - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4816.39.44518.110.0+3
Mining20.80.420.90.50
Manufacturing72.33.772.74.00
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20.80.341.80.3-2
Construction7826.717.26626.517.1+13
Wholesale Trade41.53.120.93.1+2
Retail Trade186.15.7135.16.1+5
Accommodation and Food Services3110.74.02710.84.0+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing206.96.3197.55.9+1
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.720.90.7-2
Financial and Insurance Services41.38.320.97.9+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services206.911.6228.711.7-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services186.111.083.311.0+10
Administrative and Support Services82.83.9103.93.8-1
Public Administration and Safety00.00.320.90.3-2
Education and Training20.81.420.91.30
Health Care and Social Assistance41.55.720.95.5+2
Arts and Recreation Services72.31.141.81.1+2
Other Services144.84.783.34.6+6
Industry not classified41.51.200.01.1+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0

Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income.

Registered businesses by industry 2017
Registered businesses by industry 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 9.4% Mining, Queensland: 0.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.3% Construction, Queensland: 17.2% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 8.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 11.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 11.0% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 0.3% Education and Training, Queensland: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.1% Other Services, Queensland: 4.7% Industry not classified, Queensland: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cook Shire: 16.3% Mining, Cook Shire: 0.8% Manufacturing, Cook Shire: 2.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cook Shire: 0.8% Construction, Cook Shire: 26.7% Wholesale Trade, Cook Shire: 1.5% Retail Trade, Cook Shire: 6.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Cook Shire: 10.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cook Shire: 6.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cook Shire: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Cook Shire: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cook Shire: 6.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cook Shire: 6.1% Administrative and Support Services, Cook Shire: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Cook Shire: 0.0% Education and Training, Cook Shire: 0.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cook Shire: 1.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Cook Shire: 2.3% Other Services, Cook Shire: 4.8% Industry not classified, Cook Shire: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cook Shire: +3 Mining, Cook Shire: 0 Manufacturing, Cook Shire: 0 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cook Shire: -2 Construction, Cook Shire: +13 Wholesale Trade, Cook Shire: +2 Retail Trade, Cook Shire: +5 Accommodation and Food Services, Cook Shire: +4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cook Shire: +1 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cook Shire: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Cook Shire: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cook Shire: -1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cook Shire: +10 Administrative and Support Services, Cook Shire: -1 Public Administration and Safety, Cook Shire: -2 Education and Training, Cook Shire: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cook Shire: +2 Arts and Recreation Services, Cook Shire: +2 Other Services, Cook Shire: +6 Industry not classified, Cook Shire: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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