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Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, comprising 16.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.0% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Port Adelaide Enfield 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 Port Adelaide Enfield 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 Port Adelaide Enfield - Total registered businesses20172015Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2015 to 2017
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1001.212.11011.312.6-1
Mining180.20.4240.30.4-6
Manufacturing5937.04.26157.74.4-22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services540.60.4510.60.3+3
Construction1,41016.715.01,29416.114.6+115
Wholesale Trade4195.03.34455.63.4-26
Retail Trade6107.25.86177.76.2-8
Accommodation and Food Services3984.74.03684.63.9+30
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,03612.35.891711.45.7+120
Information Media and Telecommunications670.80.6460.60.7+21
Financial and Insurance Services4124.910.54405.510.4-28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services97511.611.694211.711.5+33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6337.59.36067.69.4+27
Administrative and Support Services5146.13.54515.63.4+63
Public Administration and Safety210.30.2210.30.30
Education and Training921.11.0861.11.0+6
Health Care and Social Assistance4134.96.03924.95.7+21
Arts and Recreation Services821.01.0610.81.0+20
Other Services4825.74.14585.74.1+24
Industry not classified1101.31.1861.11.1+24

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 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 2017
Registered businesses by industry 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 12.1% Mining, South Australia: 0.4% Manufacturing, South Australia: 4.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 0.4% Construction, South Australia: 15.0% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.3% Retail Trade, South Australia: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 5.8% 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: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 0.2% Education and Training, South Australia: 1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 6.0% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.0% Other Services, South Australia: 4.1% Industry not classified, South Australia: 1.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 1.2% Mining, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 0.6% Construction, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 16.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 5.0% Retail Trade, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 7.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 12.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 4.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 11.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 6.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 0.3% Education and Training, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 4.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 1.0% Other Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 5.7% Industry not classified, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2015 to 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: -1 Mining, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: -6 Manufacturing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: -22 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +3 Construction, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +115 Wholesale Trade, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: -26 Retail Trade, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: -8 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +30 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +120 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +21 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: -28 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +33 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +27 Administrative and Support Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +63 Public Administration and Safety, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 0 Education and Training, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +6 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +21 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +20 Other Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +24 Industry not classified, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: +24
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
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