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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Rockingham, comprising 29.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 19.0% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Rockingham 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 City of Rockingham 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
City of Rockingham - Total registered businesses20152012Change
IndustryNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2012 to 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1192.38.01613.18.7-42
Mining240.51.4300.61.4-6
Manufacturing2334.54.12484.74.3-15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services180.30.3150.30.3+3
Construction1,52529.619.01,53829.218.6-13
Wholesale Trade1082.13.11162.23.2-8
Retail Trade3677.15.94077.76.3-40
Accommodation and Food Services2134.13.81783.43.4+35
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3677.16.43757.16.3-8
Information Media and Telecommunications310.60.6210.40.6+10
Financial and Insurance Services2735.39.02304.48.0+43
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3727.210.93777.210.3-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5039.812.04698.911.8+34
Administrative and Support Services1943.83.62284.33.6-34
Public Administration and Safety110.20.3240.50.3-13
Education and Training831.61.1711.31.1+12
Health Care and Social Assistance3106.05.02404.64.3+70
Arts and Recreation Services721.41.0711.31.1+1
Other Services3306.44.43526.74.4-22
Industry not classified------1102.12.0--

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, Western Australia: 8.0% Mining, Western Australia: 1.4% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 4.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 0.3% Construction, Western Australia: 19.0% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.1% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 5.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 6.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 9.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 10.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 12.0% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 0.3% Education and Training, Western Australia: 1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 5.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.0% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: 2.3% Mining, City of Rockingham: 0.5% Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: 4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: 0.3% Construction, City of Rockingham: 29.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: 2.1% Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: 7.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: 7.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: 7.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: 9.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: 0.2% Education and Training, City of Rockingham: 1.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: 6.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: 1.4% Other Services, City of Rockingham: 6.4%
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, City of Rockingham: -42 Mining, City of Rockingham: -6 Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: -15 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: +3 Construction, City of Rockingham: -13 Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: -8 Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: -40 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: +35 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: -8 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: +10 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: +43 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: -5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: +34 Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: -34 Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: -13 Education and Training, City of Rockingham: +12 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: +70 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: +1 Other Services, City of Rockingham: -22
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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