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 19.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.4% 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

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Registered businesses by industry
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River - total registered businesses20222021change
IndustryNumber%. % Western AustraliaNumber%. % Western Australia2021 to 2022
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing36116.86.836518.26.8-4
Mining90.41.470.31.4+2
Manufacturing1396.54.01356.74.0+4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services100.50.3100.50.30
Construction42219.617.440320.017.4+19
Wholesale Trade632.93.0592.93.0+4
Retail Trade1296.05.61276.35.6+2
Accommodation and Food Services1476.83.91276.33.9+20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing542.58.6482.48.6+6
Information Media and Telecommunications140.70.7140.70.70
Financial and Insurance Services492.34.8391.94.8+10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1979.111.21748.711.2+23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services22110.312.91959.712.9+26
Administrative and Support Services823.84.3783.94.3+4
Public Administration and Safety30.10.330.10.30
Education and Training221.01.3221.11.30
Health Care and Social Assistance1105.16.6934.66.6+17
Arts and Recreation Services472.21.3391.91.3+8
Other Services723.35.4703.55.4+2
Industry not classified30.10.130.10.10
Total business2,154100.0100.02,011100.0100.0+143

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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Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

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