City of Kwinana

Businesses by industry

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Kwinana, comprising 20.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 8.4% in Western Australia.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

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Registered businesses by industry
City of Kwinana - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % Western AustraliaNumber%. % Western Australia2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing271.47.0291.67.0-2
Mining191.01.3150.81.3+4
Manufacturing1045.33.91035.73.9+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.60.370.40.3+4
Construction39320.217.237620.817.2+17
Wholesale Trade623.23.0583.23.0+4
Retail Trade924.75.4834.65.4+9
Accommodation and Food Services824.23.8744.13.8+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing40020.68.436119.98.4+39
Information Media and Telecommunications90.50.7140.80.7-5
Financial and Insurance Services1095.69.21025.69.2+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1367.010.81246.810.8+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1698.712.11528.412.1+17
Administrative and Support Services1035.33.8854.73.8+18
Public Administration and Safety120.60.3110.60.3+1
Education and Training191.01.2110.61.2+8
Health Care and Social Assistance743.85.7734.05.7+1
Arts and Recreation Services231.21.1251.41.1-2
Other Services985.04.51035.74.5-5
Industry not classified30.20.350.30.3-2
Total business1,945100.0100.01,811100.0100.0+134

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 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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