RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Businesses by industry

The Administrative and Support Services industry had the largest number of businesses employing 200 or more people in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, comprising 33.3% of all businesses employing 200 or more people, compared to 16.1% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - businesses employing 200 or more people20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing316.72.9325.02.90
Mining005.1005.10
Manufacturing316.711.80011.8+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services002.0002.00
Construction004.9004.90
Wholesale Trade004.3004.30
Retail Trade004.4004.40
Accommodation and Food Services316.710.7325.010.70
Transport, Postal and Warehousing316.76.8325.06.80
Information Media and Telecommunications000.7000.70
Financial and Insurance Services003.4003.40
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services001.7001.70
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services005.1005.10
Administrative and Support Services633.316.1325.016.1+3
Public Administration and Safety000.9000.90
Education and Training005.6005.60
Health Care and Social Assistance0010.10010.10
Arts and Recreation Services002.6002.60
Other Services000.90000
Industry not classified0000000
Total business18100.0100.012100.0100.0+6

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 informed decisions

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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