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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Kwinana, comprising 20.7% 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 Kwinana 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 Kwinana 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 Kwinana - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing311.77.1392.27.4-8
Mining191.01.2160.91.2+3
Manufacturing1116.13.91226.93.9-11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.50.360.30.3+3
Construction37620.717.739622.618.3-20
Wholesale Trade543.03.0623.53.0-8
Retail Trade834.65.4875.05.5-4
Accommodation and Food Services784.33.8693.93.8+9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing36320.07.929416.77.3+69
Information Media and Telecommunications130.70.760.30.7+7
Financial and Insurance Services955.29.4905.19.2+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1196.610.71297.310.7-10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1608.811.81458.311.8+15
Administrative and Support Services854.73.7754.33.6+10
Public Administration and Safety90.50.360.30.3+3
Education and Training150.81.190.51.1+6
Health Care and Social Assistance703.95.5724.15.3-2
Arts and Recreation Services191.01.0221.31.0-3
Other Services894.94.4864.94.4+3
Industry not classified170.91.0251.41.0-8

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 Kwinana: 1.7% Mining, City of Kwinana: 1.0% Manufacturing, City of Kwinana: 6.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Kwinana: 0.5% Construction, City of Kwinana: 20.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Kwinana: 3.0% Retail Trade, City of Kwinana: 4.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Kwinana: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Kwinana: 20.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Kwinana: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Kwinana: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Kwinana: 6.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Kwinana: 8.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Kwinana: 4.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Kwinana: 0.5% Education and Training, City of Kwinana: 0.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Kwinana: 3.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Kwinana: 1.0% Other Services, City of Kwinana: 4.9% Industry not classified, City of Kwinana: 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, City of Kwinana: -8 Mining, City of Kwinana: +3 Manufacturing, City of Kwinana: -11 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Kwinana: +3 Construction, City of Kwinana: -20 Wholesale Trade, City of Kwinana: -8 Retail Trade, City of Kwinana: -4 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Kwinana: +9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Kwinana: +69 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Kwinana: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Kwinana: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Kwinana: -10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Kwinana: +15 Administrative and Support Services, City of Kwinana: +10 Public Administration and Safety, City of Kwinana: +3 Education and Training, City of Kwinana: +6 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Kwinana: -2 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Kwinana: -3 Other Services, City of Kwinana: +3 Industry not classified, City of Kwinana: -8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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