City of Playford

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Playford, comprising 21.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.2% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

Number of employees:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
City of Playford - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing54715.011.353315.311.3+14
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services260.70.4250.70.4+1
Wholesale Trade1273.53.61263.63.6+1
Retail Trade2105.85.92015.85.9+9
Accommodation and Food Services1223.44.31163.34.3+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing48013.27.448413.97.4-4
Information Media and Telecommunications60.20.790.30.7-3
Financial and Insurance Services691.94.1651.94.1+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2356.512.52236.412.5+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1945.310.51775.110.5+17
Administrative and Support Services2145.94.21785.14.2+36
Public Administration and Safety90.20.2120.30.2-3
Education and Training371.01.2330.91.2+4
Health Care and Social Assistance1644.57.01414.07.0+23
Arts and Recreation Services300.81.1290.81.1+1
Other Services2045.64.71985.74.7+6
Industry not classified60.
Total business3,637100.0100.03,484100.0100.0+153

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 Playford

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