City of Armadale

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Armadale, comprising 20.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.4% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of Armadale 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 Armadale 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
City of Armadale - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % Western AustraliaNumber%. % Western Australia2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1372.46.81262.56.8+11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services260.50.3210.40.3+5
Wholesale Trade1512.73.01563.03.0-5
Retail Trade3175.65.62875.65.6+30
Accommodation and Food Services2123.83.91813.53.9+31
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,03718.48.61,00019.58.6+37
Information Media and Telecommunications400.70.7370.70.7+3
Financial and Insurance Services1402.54.81322.64.8+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3876.911.23597.011.2+28
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5369.512.94949.612.9+42
Administrative and Support Services3175.64.32665.24.3+51
Public Administration and Safety160.30.3190.40.3-3
Education and Training791.41.3581.11.3+21
Health Care and Social Assistance2905.16.62585.06.6+32
Arts and Recreation Services691.21.3601.21.3+9
Other Services3947.05.43276.45.4+67
Industry not classified30.
Total business5,632100.0100.05,138100.0100.0+494

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)

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