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Quilpie Shire

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Quilpie 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 Quilpie 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 Quilpie 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
Quilpie Shire - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8653.49.29154.69.4-4
Mining42.60.421.10.4+2
Manufacturing42.83.621.13.7+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.00.300.00.30
Construction159.217.0159.217.20
Wholesale Trade31.83.031.73.00
Retail Trade116.75.6116.55.70
Accommodation and Food Services42.64.042.74.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing95.77.1116.76.3-2
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.700.00.70
Financial and Insurance Services32.28.442.58.3-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services53.111.485.011.6-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services42.411.142.511.00
Administrative and Support Services21.24.010.63.9+1
Public Administration and Safety00.00.300.00.30
Education and Training21.21.410.61.4+1
Health Care and Social Assistance10.65.810.65.70
Arts and Recreation Services10.61.110.61.20
Other Services52.94.763.64.7-1
Industry not classified21.20.910.61.0+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, Quilpie Shire: 53.4% Mining, Quilpie Shire: 2.6% Manufacturing, Quilpie Shire: 2.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Quilpie Shire: 0.0% Construction, Quilpie Shire: 9.2% Wholesale Trade, Quilpie Shire: 1.8% Retail Trade, Quilpie Shire: 6.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Quilpie Shire: 2.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Quilpie Shire: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Quilpie Shire: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Quilpie Shire: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Quilpie Shire: 3.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Quilpie Shire: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Quilpie Shire: 1.2% Public Administration and Safety, Quilpie Shire: 0.0% Education and Training, Quilpie Shire: 1.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Quilpie Shire: 0.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Quilpie Shire: 0.6% Other Services, Quilpie Shire: 2.9% Industry not classified, Quilpie 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, Quilpie Shire: -4 Mining, Quilpie Shire: +2 Manufacturing, Quilpie Shire: +3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Quilpie Shire: 0 Construction, Quilpie Shire: 0 Wholesale Trade, Quilpie Shire: 0 Retail Trade, Quilpie Shire: 0 Accommodation and Food Services, Quilpie Shire: 0 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Quilpie Shire: -2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Quilpie Shire: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Quilpie Shire: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Quilpie Shire: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Quilpie Shire: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Quilpie Shire: +1 Public Administration and Safety, Quilpie Shire: 0 Education and Training, Quilpie Shire: +1 Health Care and Social Assistance, Quilpie Shire: 0 Arts and Recreation Services, Quilpie Shire: 0 Other Services, Quilpie Shire: -1 Industry not classified, Quilpie 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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