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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Joondalup, comprising 28.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 18.3% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Joondalup 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 Joondalup 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 Joondalup - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1591.27.41801.47.9-21
Mining630.51.2680.51.3-5
Manufacturing3302.53.83943.04.0-64
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services370.30.3400.30.3-3
Construction3,70728.118.33,71628.318.7-10
Wholesale Trade3272.53.03322.53.0-5
Retail Trade6895.25.57395.65.8-50
Accommodation and Food Services4183.23.84453.43.7-27
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6484.97.35954.56.4+53
Information Media and Telecommunications1200.90.7980.70.6+22
Financial and Insurance Services1,2419.49.21,1598.88.9+82
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0818.210.71,1258.610.8-44
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,95814.811.81,91614.611.8+43
Administrative and Support Services4793.63.65244.03.6-45
Public Administration and Safety360.30.3420.30.3-6
Education and Training1911.41.11881.41.1+3
Health Care and Social Assistance7635.85.37105.44.9+53
Arts and Recreation Services1841.41.11791.41.0+5
Other Services5964.54.45634.34.4+33
Industry not classified1751.31.21281.01.2+47

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 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 2017
Registered businesses by industry 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 7.4% Mining, Western Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 3.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 0.3% Construction, Western Australia: 18.3% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.0% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 7.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 9.2% 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: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 0.3% Education and Training, Western Australia: 1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 5.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.1% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.4% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Joondalup: 1.2% Mining, City of Joondalup: 0.5% Manufacturing, City of Joondalup: 2.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Joondalup: 0.3% Construction, City of Joondalup: 28.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Joondalup: 2.5% Retail Trade, City of Joondalup: 5.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Joondalup: 3.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Joondalup: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Joondalup: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Joondalup: 9.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Joondalup: 8.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Joondalup: 14.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Joondalup: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Joondalup: 0.3% Education and Training, City of Joondalup: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Joondalup: 5.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Joondalup: 1.4% Other Services, City of Joondalup: 4.5% Industry not classified, City of Joondalup: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Joondalup: -21 Mining, City of Joondalup: -5 Manufacturing, City of Joondalup: -64 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Joondalup: -3 Construction, City of Joondalup: -10 Wholesale Trade, City of Joondalup: -5 Retail Trade, City of Joondalup: -50 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Joondalup: -27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Joondalup: +53 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Joondalup: +22 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Joondalup: +82 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Joondalup: -44 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Joondalup: +43 Administrative and Support Services, City of Joondalup: -45 Public Administration and Safety, City of Joondalup: -6 Education and Training, City of Joondalup: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Joondalup: +53 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Joondalup: +5 Other Services, City of Joondalup: +33 Industry not classified, City of Joondalup: +47
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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