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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Gladstone Regional Council area, comprising 16.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.6% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are 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.

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 businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing58816.28.859716.18.8-9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.20.3120.30.3-3
Wholesale Trade732.02.9681.82.9+5
Retail Trade2316.45.52326.35.5-1
Accommodation and Food Services1504.13.81514.13.8-1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2607.27.62617.07.6-1
Information Media and Telecommunications140.40.7150.40.7-1
Financial and Insurance Services2336.48.32296.28.3+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services40811.211.441511.211.4-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3188.811.63088.311.6+10
Administrative and Support Services1293.64.21213.34.2+8
Public Administration and Safety120.30.380.20.3+4
Education and Training481.31.5561.51.5-8
Health Care and Social Assistance1604.46.31684.56.3-8
Arts and Recreation Services330.91.2300.81.2+3
Other Services2256.24.92366.44.9-11
Industry not classified30.10.1000.1+3
Total business3,631100.0100.03,704100.0100.0-73

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 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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