Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, comprising 19.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.2% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 Augusta-Margaret River 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

Please note that data within the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Counts of Australian Business is subject to perturbation for confidentiality reasons. The ABS randomises LGA business counts for industries or totals between 1 and 3. If no counts are recorded, zero will be shown. If 3 or more, the number will be shown. This perturbation means sub-totals may not add up to high-level totals.
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Registered businesses by industry
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River - total registered businesses20232022change
IndustryNumber%. % Western AustraliaNumber%. % Western Australia2022 to 2023
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing35215.56.636116.86.6-9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services100.40.3100.50.30
Wholesale Trade582.62.9632.92.9-5
Retail Trade1386.15.51306.05.5+8
Accommodation and Food Services1546.83.91476.83.9+7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing622.79.1552.69.1+7
Information Media and Telecommunications150.70.7120.60.7+3
Financial and Insurance Services542.44.8492.34.8+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1978.711.21989.211.2-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services24911.012.822110.312.8+28
Administrative and Support Services954.24.3823.84.3+13
Public Administration and Safety000.3000.30
Education and Training281.21.3241.11.3+4
Health Care and Social Assistance1275.66.91095.16.9+18
Arts and Recreation Services431.91.3452.11.3-2
Other Services843.75.4713.35.4+13
Industry not classified000.130.10.1-3
Total Businesses2,266100.0100.02,152100.0100.0+114

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits. 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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Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

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