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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Redland City, comprising 24.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.3% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Redland City 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 Redland City 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
Redland City - Total registered businesses20152012Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2012 to 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2302.110.12852.410.4-55
Mining180.20.5270.20.5-9
Manufacturing5054.54.05384.64.1-33
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services480.40.3460.40.3+2
Construction2,73124.417.32,85124.217.8-120
Wholesale Trade3923.53.24433.83.3-51
Retail Trade7376.66.28146.96.5-77
Accommodation and Food Services3373.04.13563.03.7-19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6756.05.97366.36.0-61
Information Media and Telecommunications660.60.7640.50.7+2
Financial and Insurance Services9048.18.08046.87.0+100
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,24911.211.81,27710.811.2-28
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,43512.811.11,43412.210.7+1
Administrative and Support Services4594.13.95024.33.9-43
Public Administration and Safety430.40.3450.40.4-2
Education and Training1511.41.31371.21.3+14
Health Care and Social Assistance5224.75.54583.94.7+64
Arts and Recreation Services1020.91.21231.01.2-21
Other Services5795.24.76215.34.6-42
Industry not classified------2141.81.9--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 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 2015
Registered businesses by industry 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 10.1% Mining, Queensland: 0.5% Manufacturing, Queensland: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.3% Construction, Queensland: 17.3% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.2% Retail Trade, Queensland: 6.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 8.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 11.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 11.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 0.3% Education and Training, Queensland: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.2% Other Services, Queensland: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Redland City: 2.1% Mining, Redland City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Redland City: 4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Redland City: 0.4% Construction, Redland City: 24.4% Wholesale Trade, Redland City: 3.5% Retail Trade, Redland City: 6.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Redland City: 3.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Redland City: 6.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Redland City: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Redland City: 8.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Redland City: 11.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Redland City: 12.8% Administrative and Support Services, Redland City: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Redland City: 0.4% Education and Training, Redland City: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Redland City: 4.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Redland City: 0.9% Other Services, Redland City: 5.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2015
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2015 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Redland City: -55 Mining, Redland City: -9 Manufacturing, Redland City: -33 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Redland City: +2 Construction, Redland City: -120 Wholesale Trade, Redland City: -51 Retail Trade, Redland City: -77 Accommodation and Food Services, Redland City: -19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Redland City: -61 Information Media and Telecommunications, Redland City: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Redland City: +100 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Redland City: -28 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Redland City: +1 Administrative and Support Services, Redland City: -43 Public Administration and Safety, Redland City: -2 Education and Training, Redland City: +14 Health Care and Social Assistance, Redland City: +64 Arts and Recreation Services, Redland City: -21 Other Services, Redland City: -42
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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