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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the Town of Port Hedland, comprising 17.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 17.7% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Town of Port Hedland 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 Town of Port Hedland 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
Town of Port Hedland - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing192.87.1152.27.4+4
Mining101.51.2111.61.2-1
Manufacturing223.13.9273.93.9-5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.00.300.00.30
Construction12617.917.714320.718.3-17
Wholesale Trade60.83.060.93.00
Retail Trade273.85.4213.05.5+6
Accommodation and Food Services365.13.8324.63.8+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7911.27.97711.17.3+2
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.700.00.70
Financial and Insurance Services405.79.4344.99.2+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services10114.310.710715.510.7-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services547.711.8456.511.8+9
Administrative and Support Services578.13.7456.53.6+12
Public Administration and Safety30.40.360.90.3-3
Education and Training91.31.191.31.10
Health Care and Social Assistance385.45.5456.55.3-7
Arts and Recreation Services00.01.030.41.0-3
Other Services699.84.4568.14.4+13
Industry not classified81.11.091.31.0-1

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, Town of Port Hedland: 2.8% Mining, Town of Port Hedland: 1.5% Manufacturing, Town of Port Hedland: 3.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0.0% Construction, Town of Port Hedland: 17.9% Wholesale Trade, Town of Port Hedland: 0.8% Retail Trade, Town of Port Hedland: 3.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Port Hedland: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Port Hedland: 11.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Port Hedland: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Port Hedland: 5.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Port Hedland: 14.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Port Hedland: 7.7% Administrative and Support Services, Town of Port Hedland: 8.1% Public Administration and Safety, Town of Port Hedland: 0.4% Education and Training, Town of Port Hedland: 1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Port Hedland: 5.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0.0% Other Services, Town of Port Hedland: 9.8% Industry not classified, Town of Port Hedland: 1.1%
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, Town of Port Hedland: +4 Mining, Town of Port Hedland: -1 Manufacturing, Town of Port Hedland: -5 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0 Construction, Town of Port Hedland: -17 Wholesale Trade, Town of Port Hedland: 0 Retail Trade, Town of Port Hedland: +6 Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Port Hedland: +4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Port Hedland: +2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Port Hedland: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Port Hedland: +6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Port Hedland: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Port Hedland: +9 Administrative and Support Services, Town of Port Hedland: +12 Public Administration and Safety, Town of Port Hedland: -3 Education and Training, Town of Port Hedland: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Port Hedland: -7 Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Port Hedland: -3 Other Services, Town of Port Hedland: +13 Industry not classified, Town of Port Hedland: -1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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