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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Cook Shire, comprising 25.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.0% 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

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Registered businesses by industry
Cook Shire - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4815.09.04715.29.0+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services61.90.361.90.30
Wholesale Trade61.
Retail Trade216.65.6216.85.60
Accommodation and Food Services299.13.9309.73.9-1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing175.37.2206.57.2-3
Information Media and Telecommunications000.8000.80
Financial and Insurance Services82.58.341.38.3+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services309.411.4278.711.4+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services216.611.4144.511.4+7
Administrative and Support Services154.74.1103.24.1+5
Public Administration and Safety30.90.331.00.30
Education and Training41.31.431.01.4+1
Health Care and Social Assistance51.
Arts and Recreation Services51.
Other Services144.44.892.94.8+5
Industry not classified000.2000.20
Total business319100.0100.0310100.0100.0+9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 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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