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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Cook Shire, comprising 25.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.6% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are 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 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.

Data source

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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Cook Shire - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5517.68.85918.28.8-4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services41.30.341.20.30
Wholesale Trade31.02.941.22.9-1
Retail Trade206.45.5195.85.5+1
Accommodation and Food Services3210.33.8329.83.80
Transport, Postal and Warehousing206.47.6185.57.6+2
Information Media and Telecommunications31.00.7000.7+3
Financial and Insurance Services72.28.351.58.3+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services237.411.4298.911.4-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services196.111.6185.511.6+1
Administrative and Support Services103.24.2154.64.2-5
Public Administration and Safety31.00.341.20.3-1
Education and Training31.01.530.91.50
Health Care and Social Assistance31.06.330.96.30
Arts and Recreation Services61.
Other Services134.24.992.84.9+4
Industry not classified000.1000.10
Total business312100.0100.0325100.0100.0-13

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 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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