Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, comprising 24.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.1% in NSW.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the 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.

Data source

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

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Registered businesses by industry
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % NSWNumber%. % NSW2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing56011.76.656412.16.6-4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services210.40.3230.50.3-2
Wholesale Trade901.93.6891.93.6+1
Retail Trade2274.75.62204.75.6+7
Accommodation and Food Services1543.23.91543.33.90
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3517.38.13307.18.1+21
Information Media and Telecommunications320.71.2320.71.20
Financial and Insurance Services2535.39.02545.49.0-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4018.410.94138.810.9-12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services54211.313.452811.313.4+14
Administrative and Support Services1743.64.21653.54.2+9
Public Administration and Safety210.40.4200.40.4+1
Education and Training671.41.5661.41.5+1
Health Care and Social Assistance1593.36.01463.16.0+13
Arts and Recreation Services641.31.3761.61.3-12
Other Services2294.84.12194.74.1+10
Industry not classified190.40.3150.30.3+4
Total business4,797100.0100.04,673100.0100.0+124

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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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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