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1380.0.55.008 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Business Owners in Regions, 2011  
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BUSINESS OWNERS IN QUEENSLAND


WHERE DO BUSINESS OWNERS LIVE?

In 2009-2010, business owners represented between 11% and 32% of income earners in SA4s in Queensland. The highest proportions of business owners were found in Darling Downs - Maranoa (32%) and Queensland - Outback (22%), while Brisbane - North had the lowest proportion (11%).



BUSINESS OWNERS(a), Percentage of income earners by SA4, Queensland- 2009-10
Map: BUSINESS OWNERS (a), Percentage of income earners by SA4, Queensland- 2009-10
(a) Persons who earned income from an Own Unincorporated Business as percentage of total income earners from all sources.


HOW MUCH DOES UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS INCOME CONTRIBUTE TO INCOME FROM ALL SOURCES?

In 2009-2010, total income from unincorporated businesses contributed between 2% and 8% to total income from all sources in SA4s in Queensland. The SA4s with the highest contributions of unincorporated business income were Brisbane Inner City and Sunshine Coast (both 8%). Darling Downs - Maranoa had the lowest contribution with 2%.


WHAT INDUSTRIES DO BUSINESS OWNERS WORK IN?

In 2011, business owners in Queensland tended to work in similar industries to business owners across Australia. The main industries of business ownership in SA4s in Queensland were construction, agriculture, forestry and fishing and professional, scientific and technical services. Construction was the main industry of employment for business owners in 13 of the 19 SA4s in Queensland. Rates of business ownership in professional, scientific and technical services tended to be higher in SA4s in greater Brisbane, while rates of business ownership in agriculture, forestry and fishing were higher in SA4s in the rest of Queensland. The proportion of business owners working in retail trade and other services varied little among SA4s throughout Queensland, providing necessary services such as local shops, hairdressers and mechanics in all regions.

Construction

In 2011, between 10% and 30% of business owners in SA4s in Queensland worked in construction. Logan - Beaudesert (30%) and Moreton Bay - North (28%) had the highest proportions, while Brisbane Inner City had the lowest proportion (10%). The SA4s with the highest proportions of business owners in construction were all located in greater Brisbane.


PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), Queensland - 2011

Map: PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BY SA4 (a), Queensland - 2011
(a) Business owners refers to persons whose main job in the week before Census was as an owner-manager of an unincorporated business.

The number of people employed in construction increased by 11% in Queensland between 2006 and 2011. However, this growth was not reflected in business ownership and the number of business owners in construction decreased in most SA4s in Queensland. Brisbane - South had the largest decrease with 14%, while Mackay had the smallest decrease with 1%. The number of business owners in construction increased in 3 SA4s: Ipswich (1%), Darling Downs - Maranoa (3%) and Queensland - Outback (11%).Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In 2011, up to 46% of business owners in SA4s in Queensland worked in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry. Darling Downs - Maranoa had the highest proportion of business owners in agriculture, forestry and fishing with 46%, followed by Queensland - Outback with 39%.


PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), Queensland - 2011

Map: PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), Queensland - 2011
(a) Business owners refers to persons whose main job in the week before Census was as an owner-manager of an unincorporated business.


Between 2006 and 2011, the number of business owners in agriculture, forestry and fishing decreased in all SA4s in Queensland, reflecting a decrease in overall employment in this industry in Queensland of 10%. Of the SA4s located in the rest of Queensland, Sunshine Coast experienced the largest decrease in the number of business owners in agriculture, forestry and fishing (31%), while Queensland - Outback and Moreton Bay - North had the smallest decrease of 12%.Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

In 2011, business owners working in professional, scientific and technical services represented between 2% and 25% of the business owners in SA4s in Queensland. Brisbane Inner City (25%) and Brisbane - West (20%) had the highest proportions of business owners in this industry, while Queensland - Outback had the lowest proportion (2%).


PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), Queensland - 2011

Map: PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), Queensland - 2011
(a) Business owners refers to persons whose main job in the week before Census was as an owner-manager of an unincorporated business.


In Queensland, the number of people working in professional, scientific and technical services increased by 30% between 2006 and 2011. Similarly, the number of business owners who worked in this industry increased in most regions, from 5% in Brisbane - South to 33% in Moreton Bay - South. The number of business owners working in professional, scientific and technical services decreased by 4% in both Queensland - Outback and Brisbane - West.

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