Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), comprising 16.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.2% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % Western AustraliaNumber%. % Western Australia2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8071.97.07952.07.0+12
Mining3100.71.33180.81.3-8
Manufacturing1,7994.33.91,7924.43.9+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1630.40.31710.40.3-8
Construction7,02916.917.27,19017.717.2-161
Wholesale Trade1,6393.93.01,6374.03.0+2
Retail Trade2,2015.35.42,1455.35.4+56
Accommodation and Food Services1,6764.03.81,6214.03.8+55
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,49715.68.45,91414.58.4+583
Information Media and Telecommunications2910.70.72700.70.7+21
Financial and Insurance Services3,2067.79.23,2237.99.2-17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,9979.610.83,9219.610.8+76
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,70311.312.14,56111.212.1+142
Administrative and Support Services1,9964.83.81,9014.73.8+95
Public Administration and Safety1470.40.31450.40.3+2
Education and Training4631.11.24651.11.2-2
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0504.95.71,9764.95.7+74
Arts and Recreation Services4641.11.14501.11.1+14
Other Services2,1345.14.52,0665.14.5+68
Industry not classified1060.30.31280.30.3-22
Total business41,678100.0100.040,689100.0100.0+989

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id the population experts

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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

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