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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Fraser Coast Regional Council, comprising 20.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.2% in Queensland.

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

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
Fraser Coast Regional Council - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing65311.19.469211.810.0-39
Mining270.50.4270.50.50
Manufacturing2794.73.72884.94.0-9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services180.30.3120.20.3+6
Construction1,19320.317.21,19420.417.1-1
Wholesale Trade1011.73.11011.73.10
Retail Trade4297.35.74247.36.1+5
Accommodation and Food Services2955.04.02874.94.0+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3646.26.33956.85.9-31
Information Media and Telecommunications150.30.7210.40.7-6
Financial and Insurance Services4567.88.34147.17.9+42
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5669.611.65759.811.7-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3926.711.03786.511.0+14
Administrative and Support Services1943.33.91843.13.8+10
Public Administration and Safety270.50.3240.40.3+3
Education and Training701.21.4691.21.3+1
Health Care and Social Assistance4066.95.73536.05.5+53
Arts and Recreation Services460.81.1410.71.1+5
Other Services3095.34.73265.64.6-17
Industry not classified390.71.2430.71.1-4

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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 11.1% Mining, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.5% Manufacturing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.3% Construction, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 20.3% Wholesale Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.7% Retail Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 9.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.7% Administrative and Support Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.5% Education and Training, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.8% Other Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 5.3% Industry not classified, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.7%
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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -39 Mining, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0 Manufacturing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -9 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +6 Construction, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -1 Wholesale Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0 Retail Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +5 Accommodation and Food Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +8 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -31 Information Media and Telecommunications, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +42 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +14 Administrative and Support Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +10 Public Administration and Safety, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +3 Education and Training, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +1 Health Care and Social Assistance, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +53 Arts and Recreation Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +5 Other Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -17 Industry not classified, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -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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