Moreton Bay

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Moreton Bay, comprising 23.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.3% in Queensland.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Moreton Bay 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 Moreton Bay 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Moreton Bay - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % QueenslandNumber%. % Queensland2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9002.98.68693.08.6+31
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1100.40.31040.40.3+6
Wholesale Trade9393.03.09243.23.0+15
Retail Trade2,0196.56.01,8366.36.0+183
Accommodation and Food Services9733.14.09243.24.0+49
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6258.47.12,6179.07.1+8
Information Media and Telecommunications2300.70.82280.80.8+2
Financial and Insurance Services8762.84.18162.84.1+60
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,8379.111.82,6789.211.8+159
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,78712.212.33,60112.412.3+186
Administrative and Support Services1,5695.04.61,3474.64.6+222
Public Administration and Safety790.30.3800.30.3-1
Education and Training5841.91.65712.01.6+13
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0536.67.21,8166.27.2+237
Arts and Recreation Services4231.41.43671.31.4+56
Other Services2,0296.55.51,8346.35.5+195
Industry not classified450.10.1430.10.1+2
Total business31,077100.0100.029,108100.0100.0+1,969

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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