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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Gladstone Regional Council area, comprising 17.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.0% 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 the 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.

Data source

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

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Registered businesses by industry
Gladstone Regional Council area - Total registered businesses20182017change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60916.39.260115.59.4+8
Mining220.60.4240.60.4-2
Manufacturing1383.73.61353.53.7+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services150.40.3150.40.30
Construction65117.417.071418.417.2-63
Wholesale Trade641.73.0691.83.0-5
Retail Trade2356.35.62406.25.7-5
Accommodation and Food Services1473.94.01864.84.0-39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2426.57.12727.06.3-30
Information Media and Telecommunications120.30.760.20.7+6
Financial and Insurance Services2346.38.42305.98.3+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services39910.711.440210.411.6-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3248.711.13087.911.0+16
Administrative and Support Services1123.04.01413.63.9-29
Public Administration and Safety60.20.360.20.30
Education and Training581.61.4491.31.4+9
Health Care and Social Assistance1744.75.81834.75.7-9
Arts and Recreation Services280.71.1330.91.2-5
Other Services2376.34.72235.84.7+14
Industry not classified340.90.9391.01.0-5
Total business3,741100.0100.03,876100.0100.0-135

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id the population experts

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

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