Rockhampton Regional Council area

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Rockhampton Regional Council area, comprising 16.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.2% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Rockhampton Regional 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 Rockhampton Regional 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.

Data source

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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Rockhampton Regional Council area - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing69113.48.969014.18.9+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services280.50.3210.40.3+7
Wholesale Trade991.93.0982.03.0+1
Retail Trade3356.56.03166.46.0+19
Accommodation and Food Services2484.84.02374.84.0+11
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4679.07.54449.17.5+23
Information Media and Telecommunications190.40.8270.60.8-8
Financial and Insurance Services1432.84.01402.94.0+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5019.711.84849.911.8+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3937.612.33757.612.3+18
Administrative and Support Services1993.84.51673.44.5+32
Public Administration and Safety110.20.3190.40.3-8
Education and Training761.51.5691.41.5+7
Health Care and Social Assistance3877.56.93617.46.9+26
Arts and Recreation Services701.41.3591.21.3+11
Other Services4408.55.34028.25.3+38
Industry not classified50.
Total business5,169100.0100.04,903100.0100.0+266

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 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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Rockhampton Regional Council

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