Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Businesses by industry

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), comprising 16.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.8% 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 businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % Western AustraliaNumber%. % Western Australia2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7861.97.08031.97.0-17
Mining2840.71.33020.71.3-18
Manufacturing1,8014.23.81,7974.33.8+4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1420.30.31690.40.3-27
Construction6,88116.216.67,02216.816.6-141
Wholesale Trade1,6513.93.01,6393.93.0+12
Retail Trade2,2625.35.32,2005.35.3+62
Accommodation and Food Services1,6563.93.81,6944.13.8-38
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,03216.68.86,53915.78.8+493
Information Media and Telecommunications2670.60.72730.70.7-6
Financial and Insurance Services3,2237.69.33,2197.79.3+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,0199.510.83,9969.610.8+23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,70011.112.14,70011.312.10
Administrative and Support Services2,1345.03.92,0024.83.9+132
Public Administration and Safety1330.30.31430.30.3-10
Education and Training5071.21.24641.11.2+43
Health Care and Social Assistance2,1735.15.92,0624.95.9+111
Arts and Recreation Services4781.11.14661.11.1+12
Other Services2,2265.24.62,1205.14.6+106
Industry not classified580.10.2670.20.2-9
Total business42,413100.0100.041,677100.0100.0+736

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 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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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

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