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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Maranoa Regional Council, comprising 52.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 9.4% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Maranoa Regional Council 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 Maranoa Regional Council 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
Maranoa Regional Council - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,29852.49.41,31451.510.0-16
Mining140.60.4200.80.5-6
Manufacturing652.63.7562.24.0+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80.30.380.30.30
Construction25610.317.226810.517.1-12
Wholesale Trade391.63.1391.53.10
Retail Trade1174.75.71114.46.1+6
Accommodation and Food Services552.24.0582.34.0-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1345.46.31405.55.9-6
Information Media and Telecommunications30.10.760.20.7-3
Financial and Insurance Services883.68.3853.37.9+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1455.911.61536.011.7-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services612.511.0622.411.0-1
Administrative and Support Services341.43.9401.63.8-6
Public Administration and Safety60.20.330.10.3+3
Education and Training120.51.4130.51.3-1
Health Care and Social Assistance311.35.7451.85.5-14
Arts and Recreation Services130.51.1200.81.1-7
Other Services732.94.7843.34.6-11
Industry not classified251.01.2240.91.1+1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 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 2017
Registered businesses by industry 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 9.4% Mining, Queensland: 0.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.3% Construction, Queensland: 17.2% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 8.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 11.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 11.0% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 0.3% Education and Training, Queensland: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.1% Other Services, Queensland: 4.7% Industry not classified, Queensland: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Maranoa Regional Council: 52.4% Mining, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.6% Manufacturing, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.3% Construction, Maranoa Regional Council: 10.3% Wholesale Trade, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.6% Retail Trade, Maranoa Regional Council: 4.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Maranoa Regional Council: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 5.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.4% Public Administration and Safety, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.2% Education and Training, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.5% Other Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.9% Industry not classified, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Maranoa Regional Council: -16 Mining, Maranoa Regional Council: -6 Manufacturing, Maranoa Regional Council: +9 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 0 Construction, Maranoa Regional Council: -12 Wholesale Trade, Maranoa Regional Council: 0 Retail Trade, Maranoa Regional Council: +6 Accommodation and Food Services, Maranoa Regional Council: -3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Maranoa Regional Council: -6 Information Media and Telecommunications, Maranoa Regional Council: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Maranoa Regional Council: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Maranoa Regional Council: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Maranoa Regional Council: -1 Administrative and Support Services, Maranoa Regional Council: -6 Public Administration and Safety, Maranoa Regional Council: +3 Education and Training, Maranoa Regional Council: -1 Health Care and Social Assistance, Maranoa Regional Council: -14 Arts and Recreation Services, Maranoa Regional Council: -7 Other Services, Maranoa Regional Council: -11 Industry not classified, Maranoa Regional Council: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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