RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Murweh Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Murweh Shire, comprising 47.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 9.0% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Murweh 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 Murweh 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
Murweh Shire - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing28747.89.029647.59.0-9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.50.330.50.30
Wholesale Trade142.33.0142.23.00
Retail Trade335.55.6396.35.6-6
Accommodation and Food Services162.73.9233.73.9-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing406.77.2375.97.2+3
Information Media and Telecommunications30.50.8000.8+3
Financial and Insurance Services132.28.3101.68.3+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services396.511.4396.311.40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services233.811.4233.711.40
Administrative and Support Services91.54.1132.14.1-4
Public Administration and Safety000.3000.30
Education and Training50.81.430.51.4+2
Health Care and Social Assistance111.
Arts and Recreation Services50.
Other Services142.34.8182.94.8-4
Industry not classified30.
Total business600100.0100.0623100.0100.0-23

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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