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Noosa Shire Council area

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Noosa Shire Council area, comprising 18.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.0% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Noosa Shire Council area 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 Noosa Shire Council area 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
Noosa Shire Council area - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2373.49.22303.39.4+8
Mining240.30.4270.40.4-3
Manufacturing2503.53.62353.43.7+15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services200.30.3200.30.30
Construction1,28818.317.01,23618.017.2+52
Wholesale Trade2253.23.02043.03.0+21
Retail Trade5097.25.64997.35.7+10
Accommodation and Food Services4085.84.04085.94.0+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2463.57.12373.46.3+10
Information Media and Telecommunications520.70.7600.90.7-8
Financial and Insurance Services6679.58.46499.48.3+19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,06315.111.41,05915.411.6+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services85812.211.181111.811.0+47
Administrative and Support Services2553.64.02643.83.9-10
Public Administration and Safety210.30.3110.20.3+10
Education and Training1141.61.4971.41.4+17
Health Care and Social Assistance3835.45.83655.35.7+18
Arts and Recreation Services941.31.11051.51.2-11
Other Services2834.04.72904.24.7-7
Industry not classified600.90.9651.01.0-5

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, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.4% Mining, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.3% Construction, Noosa Shire Council area: 18.3% Wholesale Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.2% Retail Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: 7.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 9.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 15.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 12.2% Administrative and Support Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.3% Education and Training, Noosa Shire Council area: 1.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Noosa Shire Council area: 5.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 1.3% Other Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 4.0% Industry not classified, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.9%
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, Noosa Shire Council area: +8 Mining, Noosa Shire Council area: -3 Manufacturing, Noosa Shire Council area: +15 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 0 Construction, Noosa Shire Council area: +52 Wholesale Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: +21 Retail Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: +10 Accommodation and Food Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Noosa Shire Council area: +10 Information Media and Telecommunications, Noosa Shire Council area: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +47 Administrative and Support Services, Noosa Shire Council area: -10 Public Administration and Safety, Noosa Shire Council area: +10 Education and Training, Noosa Shire Council area: +17 Health Care and Social Assistance, Noosa Shire Council area: +18 Arts and Recreation Services, Noosa Shire Council area: -11 Other Services, Noosa Shire Council area: -7 Industry not classified, Noosa Shire Council area: -5
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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