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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, comprising 23.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.0% in NSW.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Queanbeyan-Palerang 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 the Queanbeyan-Palerang 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.

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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60612.96.860913.27.1-2
Mining60.10.280.20.2-2
Manufacturing2184.73.42315.03.5-13
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services160.30.3140.30.3+2
Construction1,11723.816.01,09323.615.8+25
Wholesale Trade911.93.6861.93.8+5
Retail Trade2204.75.72134.65.8+7
Accommodation and Food Services1453.14.01633.54.1-18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3327.17.63166.86.8+16
Information Media and Telecommunications320.71.2370.81.2-5
Financial and Insurance Services2625.69.12555.59.1+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4088.710.94088.811.00
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services51010.913.148710.513.1+23
Administrative and Support Services1613.44.11503.24.0+11
Public Administration and Safety140.30.4150.30.4-2
Education and Training621.31.4641.41.4-2
Health Care and Social Assistance1513.25.91593.45.9-8
Arts and Recreation Services721.51.3611.31.3+11
Other Services2244.84.02104.54.0+14
Industry not classified451.00.9410.91.0+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 6.8% Mining, NSW: 0.2% Manufacturing, NSW: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 0.3% Construction, NSW: 16.0% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 3.6% Retail Trade, NSW: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 7.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 9.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 10.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 13.1% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 0.4% Education and Training, NSW: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.3% Other Services, NSW: 4.0% Industry not classified, NSW: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 12.9% Mining, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.3% Construction, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 23.8% Wholesale Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.9% Retail Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 5.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 8.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 10.9% Administrative and Support Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.3% Education and Training, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.5% Other Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.8% Industry not classified, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -2 Mining, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -2 Manufacturing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -13 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +2 Construction, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +25 Wholesale Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +5 Retail Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +7 Accommodation and Food Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +16 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -5 Financial and Insurance Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +23 Administrative and Support Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +11 Public Administration and Safety, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -2 Education and Training, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -2 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -8 Arts and Recreation Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +11 Other Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +14 Industry not classified, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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