Maranoa Regional Council

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Maranoa Regional Council, comprising 52.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.6% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are 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 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.

Data source

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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Maranoa Regional Council - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,34852.68.61,32652.68.6+22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.40.390.40.3+2
Wholesale Trade471.83.0431.73.0+4
Retail Trade1074.26.01074.26.00
Accommodation and Food Services582.34.0602.44.0-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1375.37.11385.57.1-1
Information Media and Telecommunications000.8000.80
Financial and Insurance Services381.54.1361.44.1+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1746.811.81696.711.8+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services823.212.3753.012.3+7
Administrative and Support Services461.84.6441.74.6+2
Public Administration and Safety30.10.330.10.30
Education and Training70.31.670.31.60
Health Care and Social Assistance401.67.2361.47.2+4
Arts and Recreation Services130.51.4120.51.4+1
Other Services933.65.51014.05.5-8
Industry not classified50.
Total business2,565100.0100.02,522100.0100.0+43

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 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)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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