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Businesses by industry

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Gosnells, comprising 21.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 7.9% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Gosnells 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 Gosnells 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 Gosnells - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing650.97.1851.27.4-20
Mining330.41.2340.51.2-1
Manufacturing3644.83.93625.03.9+2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services290.40.3320.40.3-3
Construction1,52320.317.71,53121.018.3-8
Wholesale Trade2543.43.02243.13.0+30
Retail Trade4295.75.44165.75.5+13
Accommodation and Food Services3294.43.83044.23.8+25
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,61721.57.91,44119.87.3+176
Information Media and Telecommunications380.50.7420.60.7-4
Financial and Insurance Services3895.29.43875.39.2+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4536.010.74636.410.7-10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5887.811.85958.211.8-7
Administrative and Support Services3845.13.73835.33.6+1
Public Administration and Safety310.40.3210.30.3+10
Education and Training700.91.1761.01.1-6
Health Care and Social Assistance3314.45.53044.25.3+27
Arts and Recreation Services650.91.0480.71.0+17
Other Services4626.24.44666.44.4-4
Industry not classified550.71.0680.91.0-13

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 7.1% Mining, Western Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 0.3% Construction, Western Australia: 17.7% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.0% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 5.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 7.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 9.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 10.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 11.8% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 0.3% Education and Training, Western Australia: 1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 5.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.0% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.4% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 1.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Gosnells: 0.9% Mining, City of Gosnells: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Gosnells: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Gosnells: 0.4% Construction, City of Gosnells: 20.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Gosnells: 3.4% Retail Trade, City of Gosnells: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Gosnells: 4.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Gosnells: 21.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Gosnells: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Gosnells: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Gosnells: 6.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Gosnells: 7.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Gosnells: 5.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Gosnells: 0.4% Education and Training, City of Gosnells: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Gosnells: 4.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Gosnells: 0.9% Other Services, City of Gosnells: 6.2% Industry not classified, City of Gosnells: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Gosnells: -20 Mining, City of Gosnells: -1 Manufacturing, City of Gosnells: +2 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Gosnells: -3 Construction, City of Gosnells: -8 Wholesale Trade, City of Gosnells: +30 Retail Trade, City of Gosnells: +13 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Gosnells: +25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Gosnells: +176 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Gosnells: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Gosnells: +2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Gosnells: -10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Gosnells: -7 Administrative and Support Services, City of Gosnells: +1 Public Administration and Safety, City of Gosnells: +10 Education and Training, City of Gosnells: -6 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Gosnells: +27 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Gosnells: +17 Other Services, City of Gosnells: -4 Industry not classified, City of Gosnells: -13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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