City of Playford

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Playford, comprising 21.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.5% 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

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Registered businesses by industry
City of Playford - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing52515.111.151815.511.1+7
Mining30.10.3000.3+3
Manufacturing1614.64.11634.94.1-2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services250.70.4170.50.4+8
Construction75721.715.573722.015.5+20
Wholesale Trade1243.63.41133.43.4+11
Retail Trade1965.65.51895.65.5+7
Accommodation and Food Services1073.13.91013.03.9+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing45913.26.942112.66.9+38
Information Media and Telecommunications150.40.7110.30.7+4
Financial and Insurance Services1123.210.01163.510.0-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2196.311.72176.511.7+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1815.29.61885.69.6-7
Administrative and Support Services1724.93.81604.83.8+12
Public Administration and Safety130.40.390.30.3+4
Education and Training371.11.0300.91.0+7
Health Care and Social Assistance1434.16.21464.46.2-3
Arts and Recreation Services341.01.0310.91.0+3
Other Services1935.54.31755.24.3+18
Industry not classified60.20.350.10.3+1
Total business3,482100.0100.03,347100.0100.0+135

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id the population experts

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City of Playford

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