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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of registered employing businesses in the Scenic Rim Regional Council, comprising 21.2% of all registered employing businesses, compared to 18.7% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Scenic Rim Regional Council 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 Scenic Rim Regional Council 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
Scenic Rim Regional Council - Registered employing businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing18812.95.819213.05.8-4
Mining30.20.530.20.50
Manufacturing825.65.3855.85.3-3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.60.4140.90.4-5
Construction30921.218.728819.518.4+21
Wholesale Trade573.94.1443.04.1+13
Retail Trade1238.48.41339.08.6-10
Accommodation and Food Services1107.57.61248.47.6-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1057.24.71057.14.70
Information Media and Telecommunications80.50.7100.70.7-2
Financial and Insurance Services342.33.6392.63.8-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services473.25.0624.25.1-15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14610.012.71419.612.7+5
Administrative and Support Services402.74.7443.04.6-4
Public Administration and Safety30.20.400.00.4+3
Education and Training211.41.7201.41.7+1
Health Care and Social Assistance563.87.3493.37.2+7
Arts and Recreation Services251.71.2191.31.2+6
Other Services876.06.6986.66.6-11
Industry not classified40.30.640.30.60

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: 5.8% Mining, Queensland: 0.5% Manufacturing, Queensland: 5.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.4% Construction, Queensland: 18.7% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 4.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 3.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 5.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 12.7% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 4.7% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 0.4% Education and Training, Queensland: 1.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 7.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.2% Other Services, Queensland: 6.6% Industry not classified, Queensland: 0.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 12.9% Mining, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 0.2% Manufacturing, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 0.6% Construction, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 21.2% Wholesale Trade, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 3.9% Retail Trade, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 7.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 3.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 10.0% Administrative and Support Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 0.2% Education and Training, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 3.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 1.7% Other Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 6.0% Industry not classified, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 0.3%
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, Scenic Rim Regional Council: -4 Mining, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 0 Manufacturing, Scenic Rim Regional Council: -3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: -5 Construction, Scenic Rim Regional Council: +21 Wholesale Trade, Scenic Rim Regional Council: +13 Retail Trade, Scenic Rim Regional Council: -10 Accommodation and Food Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: -14 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Scenic Rim Regional Council: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: -5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: -15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: +5 Administrative and Support Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: -4 Public Administration and Safety, Scenic Rim Regional Council: +3 Education and Training, Scenic Rim Regional Council: +1 Health Care and Social Assistance, Scenic Rim Regional Council: +7 Arts and Recreation Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: +6 Other Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council: -11 Industry not classified, Scenic Rim Regional Council: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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