Almost 300 new businesses in Cairns in the past year

Latest data from the ABS for the 2020/21 financial year shows the total number of businesses in the Cairns Regional Council area grew by 289 over the past year. If we compare to the most recent pre-COVID data (i.e. 2018/19) we see 229 more businesses.

Between 2019 and 2021 the changes by business size are;

Non-employing -265 (e.g. sole traders and partnerships)

1-19 employees +521

20-199 employees -26

200+ employees -1

Considering some of the major changes by industry type;

Retail +5; but 20-199 employees -20 while 1-19 employees +11 and non-employing +14

Transport +30; all in the 1-19 employee sector

Rental, Hiring & Real Estate +23; 1-19 employees +15 and 20-199 employees +5

Professional Services +55; but non-employing -30 while 1-19 employees +82 and 20-199 employees +3

Health & Social Assistance +122; non-employing +61, 1-19 employees +48 and 20-199 employees +10

There are only 10 businesses employing more than 200 employees; 

4 in Accommodation & Food Services

3 in Admin and Support Services

3 in Healthcare and Social Assistance

 

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