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Paroo Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Paroo Shire, comprising 53.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 9.2% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Paroo Shire 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 Paroo Shire 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
Paroo Shire - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing13453.49.214154.69.4-7
Mining62.60.431.10.4+3
Manufacturing72.83.631.13.7+4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.00.300.00.30
Construction239.217.0249.217.20
Wholesale Trade41.83.041.73.00
Retail Trade176.75.6176.55.70
Accommodation and Food Services62.64.072.74.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing145.77.1176.76.3-3
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.700.00.70
Financial and Insurance Services52.28.462.58.3-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services83.111.4135.011.6-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services62.411.162.511.00
Administrative and Support Services31.24.010.63.9+1
Public Administration and Safety00.00.300.00.30
Education and Training31.21.410.61.4+1
Health Care and Social Assistance10.65.810.65.70
Arts and Recreation Services10.61.110.61.20
Other Services72.94.793.64.7-2
Industry not classified31.20.910.61.0+1

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, Queensland: 9.2% Mining, Queensland: 0.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.3% Construction, Queensland: 17.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.0% Retail Trade, Queensland: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 7.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 8.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 11.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 11.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 0.3% Education and Training, Queensland: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.1% Other Services, Queensland: 4.7% Industry not classified, Queensland: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Paroo Shire: 53.4% Mining, Paroo Shire: 2.6% Manufacturing, Paroo Shire: 2.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Paroo Shire: 0.0% Construction, Paroo Shire: 9.2% Wholesale Trade, Paroo Shire: 1.8% Retail Trade, Paroo Shire: 6.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Paroo Shire: 2.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Paroo Shire: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Paroo Shire: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Paroo Shire: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Paroo Shire: 3.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Paroo Shire: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Paroo Shire: 1.2% Public Administration and Safety, Paroo Shire: 0.0% Education and Training, Paroo Shire: 1.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Paroo Shire: 0.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Paroo Shire: 0.6% Other Services, Paroo Shire: 2.9% Industry not classified, Paroo Shire: 1.2%
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, Paroo Shire: -7 Mining, Paroo Shire: +3 Manufacturing, Paroo Shire: +4 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Paroo Shire: 0 Construction, Paroo Shire: 0 Wholesale Trade, Paroo Shire: 0 Retail Trade, Paroo Shire: 0 Accommodation and Food Services, Paroo Shire: 0 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Paroo Shire: -3 Information Media and Telecommunications, Paroo Shire: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Paroo Shire: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Paroo Shire: -5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Paroo Shire: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Paroo Shire: +1 Public Administration and Safety, Paroo Shire: 0 Education and Training, Paroo Shire: +1 Health Care and Social Assistance, Paroo Shire: 0 Arts and Recreation Services, Paroo Shire: 0 Other Services, Paroo Shire: -2 Industry not classified, Paroo Shire: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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