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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Gladstone Regional Council area, comprising 17.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.0% 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 businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing58515.89.058915.99.0-4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.40.3130.30.3+1
Wholesale Trade691.93.0631.73.0+6
Retail Trade2316.25.62376.45.6-6
Accommodation and Food Services1554.23.91544.13.9+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2637.17.22436.57.2+20
Information Media and Telecommunications120.30.8120.30.80
Financial and Insurance Services2306.28.32386.48.3-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services41111.111.439810.711.4+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3078.311.43168.511.4-9
Administrative and Support Services1193.24.11253.44.1-6
Public Administration and Safety70.20.360.20.3+1
Education and Training551.51.4571.51.4-2
Health Care and Social Assistance1714.66.11774.86.1-6
Arts and Recreation Services310.81.2381.01.2-7
Other Services2436.64.82215.94.8+22
Industry not classified30.
Total business3,701100.0100.03,716100.0100.0-15

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 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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