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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, comprising 27.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 19.0% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total registered businesses20152012Change
IndustryNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2012 to 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing22212.48.023513.48.7-13
Mining140.81.4110.61.4+3
Manufacturing905.04.1834.74.3+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.50.360.30.3+3
Construction48627.119.046026.318.6+26
Wholesale Trade563.13.1502.93.2+6
Retail Trade784.35.9875.06.3-9
Accommodation and Food Services291.63.8181.03.4+11
Transport, Postal and Warehousing22512.56.419911.46.3+26
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.660.30.6-6
Financial and Insurance Services804.59.0774.48.0+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1196.610.91257.110.3-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1246.912.01196.811.8+5
Administrative and Support Services553.13.6643.73.6-9
Public Administration and Safety60.30.340.20.3+2
Education and Training130.71.1160.91.1-3
Health Care and Social Assistance341.95.0231.34.3+11
Arts and Recreation Services452.51.0472.71.1-2
Other Services1116.24.4965.54.4+15
Industry not classified------251.42.0--

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 12.4% Mining, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.8% Manufacturing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.5% Construction, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 27.1% Wholesale Trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.1% Retail Trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 12.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.9% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.3% Education and Training, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.5% Other Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.2%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -13 Mining, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3 Manufacturing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +7 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3 Construction, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +26 Wholesale Trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +6 Retail Trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -9 Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +11 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +26 Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +5 Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -9 Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +2 Education and Training, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +11 Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -2 Other Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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