Fraser Coast Regional Council

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Fraser Coast Regional Council, comprising 20.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.3% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are 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 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.

Data source

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

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Registered businesses by industry
Fraser Coast Regional Council - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6389.98.664110.78.6-3
Mining220.30.4200.30.4+2
Manufacturing2894.53.72764.63.7+13
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services300.50.3230.40.3+7
Construction1,31820.517.31,24020.717.3+78
Wholesale Trade1392.23.01232.13.0+16
Retail Trade4577.16.04297.26.0+28
Accommodation and Food Services3084.84.03045.14.0+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4006.27.14066.87.1-6
Information Media and Telecommunications250.40.8210.40.8+4
Financial and Insurance Services1522.44.11512.54.1+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services65310.211.860410.111.8+49
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4937.712.34547.612.3+39
Administrative and Support Services2834.44.62243.74.6+59
Public Administration and Safety220.30.3220.40.30
Education and Training871.41.6761.31.6+11
Health Care and Social Assistance5929.27.25108.57.2+82
Arts and Recreation Services651.01.4571.01.4+8
Other Services4386.85.53986.65.5+40
Industry not classified80.10.170.10.1+1
Total business6,419100.0100.05,986100.0100.0+433

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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