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Gladstone Regional Council area

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of registered employing businesses in Gladstone Regional Council area, comprising 18.8% of all registered employing businesses, compared to 18.7% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Gladstone Regional Council area 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 Gladstone Regional Council area 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
Gladstone Regional Council area - Registered employing businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing896.45.8926.15.8-3
Mining60.40.560.40.50
Manufacturing684.95.3684.55.30
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.40.460.40.40
Construction26118.818.728618.918.4-25
Wholesale Trade302.24.1332.24.1-3
Retail Trade14310.38.415710.48.6-14
Accommodation and Food Services1118.07.61358.97.6-24
Transport, Postal and Warehousing886.34.71006.64.7-12
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.700.00.70
Financial and Insurance Services312.23.6493.23.8-18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services674.85.0674.45.10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services16111.612.716711.112.7-6
Administrative and Support Services473.44.7674.44.6-20
Public Administration and Safety60.40.460.40.40
Education and Training282.01.7271.81.7+1
Health Care and Social Assistance815.87.3885.87.2-7
Arts and Recreation Services120.91.2171.11.2-5
Other Services1369.86.61248.26.6+12
Industry not classified181.30.6151.00.6+3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 5.8% Mining, Queensland: 0.5% Manufacturing, Queensland: 5.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.4% Construction, Queensland: 18.7% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 4.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 3.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 5.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 12.7% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 4.7% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 0.4% Education and Training, Queensland: 1.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 7.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.2% Other Services, Queensland: 6.6% Industry not classified, Queensland: 0.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.4% Mining, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.4% Manufacturing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.4% Construction, Gladstone Regional Council area: 18.8% Wholesale Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.2% Retail Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 11.6% Administrative and Support Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.4% Education and Training, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.9% Other Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 9.8% Industry not classified, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -3 Mining, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0 Manufacturing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0 Construction, Gladstone Regional Council area: -25 Wholesale Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: -3 Retail Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: -14 Accommodation and Food Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -12 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -18 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -6 Administrative and Support Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -20 Public Administration and Safety, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0 Education and Training, Gladstone Regional Council area: +1 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gladstone Regional Council area: -7 Arts and Recreation Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -5 Other Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +12 Industry not classified, Gladstone Regional Council area: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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