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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Playford, comprising 21.4% of all total registered businesses, compared to 14.7% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Playford 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 Playford 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
City of Playford - Total registered businesses20162012Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2012 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50616.212.451115.713.2-6
Mining30.10.330.10.40
Manufacturing1494.84.31614.94.6-11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services120.40.3190.60.4-7
Construction66621.414.772722.314.9-61
Wholesale Trade1203.83.41093.43.5+10
Retail Trade1866.06.02246.96.6-38
Accommodation and Food Services1033.33.9872.73.6+16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing35111.35.535711.05.8-6
Information Media and Telecommunications180.60.690.30.6+9
Financial and Insurance Services1063.410.51073.39.4-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2217.111.62086.410.9+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1645.39.41534.79.3+12
Administrative and Support Services1354.33.41564.83.5-21
Public Administration and Safety90.30.290.30.30
Education and Training270.91.0341.01.0-7
Health Care and Social Assistance1143.75.91394.35.2-25
Arts and Recreation Services351.11.0270.81.0+8
Other Services1625.24.21524.74.2+10
Industry not classified290.91.2631.91.6-34

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2012 to 2016 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 2016
Registered businesses by industry 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 12.4% Mining, South Australia: 0.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 4.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 0.3% Construction, South Australia: 14.7% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.4% Retail Trade, South Australia: 6.0% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 3.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 10.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 11.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 9.4% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 0.2% Education and Training, South Australia: 1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.0% Other Services, South Australia: 4.2% Industry not classified, South Australia: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Playford: 16.2% Mining, City of Playford: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Playford: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Playford: 0.4% Construction, City of Playford: 21.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Playford: 3.8% Retail Trade, City of Playford: 6.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Playford: 3.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Playford: 11.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Playford: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Playford: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Playford: 7.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Playford: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Playford: 4.3% Public Administration and Safety, City of Playford: 0.3% Education and Training, City of Playford: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Playford: 3.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Playford: 1.1% Other Services, City of Playford: 5.2% Industry not classified, City of Playford: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2016
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2012 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Playford: -6 Mining, City of Playford: 0 Manufacturing, City of Playford: -11 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Playford: -7 Construction, City of Playford: -61 Wholesale Trade, City of Playford: +10 Retail Trade, City of Playford: -38 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Playford: +16 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Playford: -6 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Playford: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Playford: -2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Playford: +13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Playford: +12 Administrative and Support Services, City of Playford: -21 Public Administration and Safety, City of Playford: 0 Education and Training, City of Playford: -7 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Playford: -25 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Playford: +8 Other Services, City of Playford: +10 Industry not classified, City of Playford: -34
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2011 to 2015 Cat. No. 8165.0
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