City of South Perth

Businesses by industry

The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of South Perth, comprising 19.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.9% in Western Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of South Perth 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 South Perth 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 South Perth - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % Western AustraliaNumber%. % Western Australia2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing901.97.1932.07.1-3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services70.10.480.20.4-1
Wholesale Trade1493.13.11373.03.1+12
Retail Trade2084.35.62064.55.6+2
Accommodation and Food Services1743.64.01703.74.0+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2344.98.92645.88.9-30
Information Media and Telecommunications370.80.7390.90.7-2
Financial and Insurance Services4138.64.84108.94.8+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services82317.211.477917.011.4+44
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services91119.012.986418.912.9+47
Administrative and Support Services1823.84.21663.64.2+16
Public Administration and Safety50.10.360.10.3-1
Education and Training791.61.3671.51.3+12
Health Care and Social Assistance48110.06.44569.96.4+25
Arts and Recreation Services601.31.2581.31.2+2
Other Services1443.05.11322.95.1+12
Industry not classified60.
Total business4,795100.0100.04,583100.0100.0+212

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 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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City of South Perth

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