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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 the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), comprising 17.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.7% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in 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.

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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7382.07.18392.37.4-101
Mining2910.81.22860.81.2+5
Manufacturing1,6384.53.91,6074.53.9+31
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1350.40.31420.40.3-7
Construction6,51517.717.76,67818.518.3-163
Wholesale Trade1,4584.03.01,4173.93.0+41
Retail Trade1,9385.35.41,9785.55.5-40
Accommodation and Food Services1,4854.03.81,4484.03.8+36
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,24014.37.94,58112.77.3+659
Information Media and Telecommunications2340.60.72320.60.7+2
Financial and Insurance Services2,9918.19.42,9128.19.2+79
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,5039.510.73,4659.610.7+38
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,06011.111.84,09511.411.8-35
Administrative and Support Services1,6304.43.71,5794.43.6+51
Public Administration and Safety1180.30.31120.30.3+6
Education and Training4211.11.13911.11.1+30
Health Care and Social Assistance1,7964.95.51,7314.85.3+64
Arts and Recreation Services3651.01.03781.01.0-13
Other Services1,8395.04.41,8315.14.4+7
Industry not classified3400.91.03581.01.0-18

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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.0% Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.8% Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.4% Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 17.7% Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.0% Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 14.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 8.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11.1% Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.4% Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.3% Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.0% Other Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.0% Industry not classified, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.9%
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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -101 Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +5 Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +31 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -7 Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -163 Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +41 Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -40 Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +36 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +659 Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +79 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +38 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -35 Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +51 Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +6 Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +30 Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +64 Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -13 Other Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +7 Industry not classified, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -18
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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