2010 may not seem like that long ago, but in the past nine years we’ve seen some significant changes in the Australian business landscape, with some sectors trending upwards while others are in decline.
Back in 2010, we were eagerly awaiting the outcome to TV series Lost, Julia Gillard had replaced Kevin Rudd as the Prime Minister, and the AFL grand final resulted in a draw between Collingwood and St Kilda for only the third time in history.
If you were looking to start a small business in 2010, according to the search data from our free online Business Licence Finder, the most popular sectors were:
- Pool cleaning
Fast forward to 2019, and small businesses trending upwards have a much larger focus on information and professional services, with the most popular sectors now being:
- Consulting services
- Fitness and personal training
- Vending machinery
- Chiropractic services
- Craft goods
- Graphic design
- Tour guide operator
According to IBIS World data, the top growth industries in the Australian business sector during the past 12 months have been:
|Solar electricity generation||116%|
|Ride sharing services||81%|
|Oil and gas extraction||50%|
|Liquefied natural gas production||39%|
|Railway track construction||27%|
And the fastest moving business industries in Australia are:
- Cryptocurrency exchange
- Car sharing provider
- Solar electricity generation
- Online food ordering/delivery
- Data storage
Looking for more information on business trends?
We provide a range of free information and services for current and aspiring business owners in Western Australia, including:
- Access to market research information including IBISWorld industry reports that outline industry trends, market research and statistics to help you make better business decisions.
- Help in finding information via the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
- Australian benchmarking data and research reports so you can see how your net profit compares with industry averages.
Contact us if you’d like to access this information.
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