Facts and statistics

Small business in Western Australia - at a glance

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Image of graph showing percentage of all businesses classified as small

Image of showing numbers of small businesses in WA that are classified as small or non-employing
Image showing 75% of small businesses are based in Perth Image of a pie graph showing WA small businesses by industry
         Image of a table showing number of small businesses in WA by industry

Image showing $40BN was contributed to the economy by smll businesses

Image showing WA small businesses employ 491,993 people  

Notes on statistics

  • Statistics as of 30 June 2018.
  • The SBDC uses the standard Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) definition of small business, which is any non-employing business or a business employing fewer than 20 people.
  • As with any analysis based on data sets it is subject to a degree of error. Individual numbers or percentages should not be used as absolutes