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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Ipswich, comprising 20.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.0% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of Ipswich 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 City of Ipswich 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
City of Ipswich - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3633.79.03563.89.0+7
Mining240.20.4230.20.4+1
Manufacturing4654.73.64665.03.6-1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services390.40.3330.40.3+6
Construction2,04320.617.01,95220.817.0+91
Wholesale Trade2432.53.02342.53.0+9
Retail Trade6096.15.65726.15.6+37
Accommodation and Food Services3453.53.93563.83.9-11
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,35213.67.21,28213.77.2+70
Information Media and Telecommunications670.70.8660.70.8+1
Financial and Insurance Services5615.78.35135.58.3+48
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7757.811.47447.911.4+31
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9319.411.48599.211.4+72
Administrative and Support Services4684.74.14524.84.1+16
Public Administration and Safety340.30.3270.30.3+7
Education and Training1601.61.41511.61.4+9
Health Care and Social Assistance6826.96.16106.56.1+72
Arts and Recreation Services1371.41.21201.31.2+17
Other Services5835.94.85315.74.8+52
Industry not classified300.30.2350.40.2-5
Total business9,911100.0100.09,382100.0100.0+529

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 the population experts

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