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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Logan City, comprising 25.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.0% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Logan 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 Logan 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
Logan City - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4021.89.23881.89.4+14
Mining150.10.4150.10.40
Manufacturing1,1185.13.61,1685.53.7-50
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services840.40.3840.40.30
Construction5,54425.217.05,40625.417.2+138
Wholesale Trade7853.63.07823.73.0+3
Retail Trade1,2635.75.61,2746.05.7-11
Accommodation and Food Services6493.04.06643.14.0-15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,85413.07.12,41011.36.3+444
Information Media and Telecommunications1270.60.71120.50.7+15
Financial and Insurance Services1,4726.78.41,4716.98.3+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8688.511.41,8748.811.6-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8618.511.11,8248.611.0+37
Administrative and Support Services1,0264.74.09504.53.9+76
Public Administration and Safety1070.50.31040.50.3+3
Education and Training2351.11.42321.11.4+3
Health Care and Social Assistance8263.85.87793.75.7+47
Arts and Recreation Services2211.01.12211.01.20
Other Services1,3196.04.71,2746.04.7+45
Industry not classified2020.90.92131.01.0-11

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: 9.2% Mining, Queensland: 0.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.3% Construction, Queensland: 17.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.0% Retail Trade, Queensland: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 7.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 8.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 11.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 11.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 0.3% Education and Training, Queensland: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.1% Other Services, Queensland: 4.7% Industry not classified, Queensland: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Logan City: 1.8% Mining, Logan City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Logan City: 5.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Logan City: 0.4% Construction, Logan City: 25.2% Wholesale Trade, Logan City: 3.6% Retail Trade, Logan City: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Logan City: 3.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Logan City: 13.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Logan City: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Logan City: 6.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Logan City: 8.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Logan City: 8.5% Administrative and Support Services, Logan City: 4.7% Public Administration and Safety, Logan City: 0.5% Education and Training, Logan City: 1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Logan City: 3.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Logan City: 1.0% Other Services, Logan City: 6.0% Industry not classified, Logan City: 0.9%
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, Logan City: +14 Mining, Logan City: 0 Manufacturing, Logan City: -50 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Logan City: 0 Construction, Logan City: +138 Wholesale Trade, Logan City: +3 Retail Trade, Logan City: -11 Accommodation and Food Services, Logan City: -15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Logan City: +444 Information Media and Telecommunications, Logan City: +15 Financial and Insurance Services, Logan City: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Logan City: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Logan City: +37 Administrative and Support Services, Logan City: +76 Public Administration and Safety, Logan City: +3 Education and Training, Logan City: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Logan City: +47 Arts and Recreation Services, Logan City: 0 Other Services, Logan City: +45 Industry not classified, Logan City: -11
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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