Cairns Business Counts

A quick preliminary look at ABS business numbers count data out today for Cairns Regional Council area listed from bottom to top of industry division losses and gains:

Accommodation and Food Services   -29
Construction   -19
Retail Trade   -19
Manufacturing   -13
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services   -10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services   -6
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing   -4
Information Media and Telecommunications   -4
Arts and Recreation Services   -4
Mining   -2
Wholesale Trade   -1
Public Administration and Safety   2
Education and Training   4
Not Categorised   4
Financial and Insurance Services   6
Other Services   14
Health Care and Social Assistance   34
Administrative and Support Services   36
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services   49
Transport, Postal and Warehousing   207
Total   263

Cairns business numbers were up 1.9% for the year to June 2018 v 2.4% for Queensland. However almost all that gain was in Transport, Postal and Warehousing category (+207 or +21%) and almost all of that was in non employing businesses with turnover <$50k. Is this Uber drivers or something?

Some Queensland analysis from Nick Behrens

 

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