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City of Armadale

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Armadale, comprising 21.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.7% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Armadale 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 City of Armadale 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 Armadale - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1332.87.11413.17.4-8
Mining200.41.2210.51.2-1
Manufacturing2385.03.92365.13.9+2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services280.60.3290.60.3-1
Construction1,05121.917.71,09323.718.3-42
Wholesale Trade1503.13.01363.03.0+14
Retail Trade2505.25.42345.15.5+16
Accommodation and Food Services1733.63.81553.43.8+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing81016.97.966814.57.3+142
Information Media and Telecommunications260.50.7260.60.70
Financial and Insurance Services2755.79.42705.99.2+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3266.810.73176.910.7+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4309.011.84229.211.8+8
Administrative and Support Services2515.23.72054.53.6+46
Public Administration and Safety200.40.3240.50.3-4
Education and Training450.91.1531.21.1-8
Health Care and Social Assistance2024.25.52114.65.3-9
Arts and Recreation Services501.01.0471.01.0+3
Other Services2665.54.42675.84.4-1
Industry not classified531.11.0501.11.0+3

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 Armadale: 2.8% Mining, City of Armadale: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Armadale: 5.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Armadale: 0.6% Construction, City of Armadale: 21.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Armadale: 3.1% Retail Trade, City of Armadale: 5.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Armadale: 3.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Armadale: 16.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Armadale: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Armadale: 5.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Armadale: 6.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Armadale: 9.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Armadale: 5.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Armadale: 0.4% Education and Training, City of Armadale: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Armadale: 4.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Armadale: 1.0% Other Services, City of Armadale: 5.5% Industry not classified, City of Armadale: 1.1%
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 Armadale: -8 Mining, City of Armadale: -1 Manufacturing, City of Armadale: +2 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Armadale: -1 Construction, City of Armadale: -42 Wholesale Trade, City of Armadale: +14 Retail Trade, City of Armadale: +16 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Armadale: +18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Armadale: +142 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Armadale: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Armadale: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Armadale: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Armadale: +8 Administrative and Support Services, City of Armadale: +46 Public Administration and Safety, City of Armadale: -4 Education and Training, City of Armadale: -8 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Armadale: -9 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Armadale: +3 Other Services, City of Armadale: -1 Industry not classified, City of Armadale: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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