RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Balonne Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Balonne Shire, comprising 54.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 9.0% in Queensland.

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

Data source

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

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Registered businesses by industry
Balonne Shire - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing46154.29.045153.39.0+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.70.350.60.3+1
Wholesale Trade212.53.0192.23.0+2
Retail Trade323.85.6394.65.6-7
Accommodation and Food Services172.03.9212.53.9-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing414.87.2455.37.2-4
Information Media and Telecommunications30.40.830.40.80
Financial and Insurance Services222.68.3192.28.3+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services718.411.4748.711.4-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services242.811.4232.711.4+1
Administrative and Support Services121.44.1151.84.1-3
Public Administration and Safety000.3000.30
Education and Training40.51.430.41.4+1
Health Care and Social Assistance91.
Arts and Recreation Services001.2001.20
Other Services303.54.8242.84.8+6
Industry not classified000.2000.20
Total business850100.0100.0846100.0100.0+4

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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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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