RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Bulloo Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Bulloo Shire, comprising 31.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.8% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Bulloo 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 Bulloo 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
Bulloo Shire - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing731.88.81333.38.8-6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services000.3000.30
Wholesale Trade002.9002.90
Retail Trade005.5512.85.5-5
Accommodation and Food Services003.837.73.8-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing627.37.6615.47.60
Information Media and Telecommunications000.7000.70
Financial and Insurance Services008.3008.30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0011.437.711.4-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services313.611.637.711.60
Administrative and Support Services313.64.2004.2+3
Public Administration and Safety000.3000.30
Education and Training001.5001.50
Health Care and Social Assistance006.3006.30
Arts and Recreation Services001.2001.20
Other Services313.64.937.74.90
Industry not classified000.1000.10
Total business22100.0100.039100.0100.0-17

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 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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