City of Melville

Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Melville, comprising 16.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.1% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of Melville 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 Melville 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

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
City of Melville - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % Western AustraliaNumber%. % Western Australia2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1751.67.01741.67.0+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services200.20.3170.20.3+3
Wholesale Trade3283.13.03293.13.0-1
Retail Trade5605.35.35655.35.3-5
Accommodation and Food Services3313.13.83363.23.8-5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4864.68.84964.78.8-10
Information Media and Telecommunications570.50.7640.60.7-7
Financial and Insurance Services1,36312.89.31,36712.99.3-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,57114.810.81,56914.810.8+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,74816.512.11,75316.512.1-5
Administrative and Support Services3293.13.93513.33.9-22
Public Administration and Safety200.20.3310.30.3-11
Education and Training1631.51.21641.51.2-1
Health Care and Social Assistance1,10310.45.91,0389.85.9+65
Arts and Recreation Services1341.31.11281.21.1+6
Other Services3943.74.63883.74.6+6
Industry not classified210.20.2250.20.2-4
Total business10,608100.0100.010,602100.0100.0+6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 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)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

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