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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Mandurah, comprising 26.4% 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 Mandurah 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 Mandurah 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 Mandurah - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing972.17.41182.67.9-21
Mining290.61.2300.71.3-1
Manufacturing1683.63.81693.74.0-1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services170.40.3130.30.3+4
Construction1,22126.418.31,24527.218.7-24
Wholesale Trade1192.63.01182.63.0+1
Retail Trade3447.45.53808.35.8-36
Accommodation and Food Services2164.73.81753.83.7+42
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3076.67.33076.76.40
Information Media and Telecommunications210.50.7190.40.6+2
Financial and Insurance Services3848.39.23427.58.9+42
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services46810.110.745810.010.8+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4038.711.84219.211.8-18
Administrative and Support Services1773.83.61683.73.6+9
Public Administration and Safety90.20.3240.50.3-15
Education and Training440.91.1511.11.1-7
Health Care and Social Assistance2836.15.32485.44.9+35
Arts and Recreation Services471.01.1340.71.0+13
Other Services2325.04.42064.54.4+27
Industry not classified440.91.2481.01.2-4

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 Mandurah: 2.1% Mining, City of Mandurah: 0.6% Manufacturing, City of Mandurah: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mandurah: 0.4% Construction, City of Mandurah: 26.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Mandurah: 2.6% Retail Trade, City of Mandurah: 7.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mandurah: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mandurah: 6.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mandurah: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mandurah: 8.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mandurah: 10.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mandurah: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Mandurah: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Mandurah: 0.2% Education and Training, City of Mandurah: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mandurah: 6.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mandurah: 1.0% Other Services, City of Mandurah: 5.0% Industry not classified, City of Mandurah: 0.9%
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 Mandurah: -21 Mining, City of Mandurah: -1 Manufacturing, City of Mandurah: -1 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mandurah: +4 Construction, City of Mandurah: -24 Wholesale Trade, City of Mandurah: +1 Retail Trade, City of Mandurah: -36 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mandurah: +42 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mandurah: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mandurah: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mandurah: +42 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mandurah: +10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mandurah: -18 Administrative and Support Services, City of Mandurah: +9 Public Administration and Safety, City of Mandurah: -15 Education and Training, City of Mandurah: -7 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mandurah: +35 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mandurah: +13 Other Services, City of Mandurah: +27 Industry not classified, City of Mandurah: -4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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