City of Port Adelaide Enfield

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City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Businesses by industry

The Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Port Adelaide Enfield, comprising 16.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 7.2% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are 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 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.

Data source

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

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Registered businesses by industry
City of Port Adelaide Enfield - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1201.210.91051.110.9+15
Mining180.20.3200.20.3-2
Manufacturing6136.34.16106.64.1+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services530.50.4510.50.4+2
Construction1,63116.615.31,52516.415.3+106
Wholesale Trade4474.63.44394.73.4+8
Retail Trade6606.75.56426.95.5+18
Accommodation and Food Services4354.43.94124.43.9+23
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,63416.77.21,50116.17.2+133
Information Media and Telecommunications760.80.6750.80.6+1
Financial and Insurance Services4854.99.74514.89.7+34
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,01810.411.899010.611.8+28
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6786.99.76597.19.7+19
Administrative and Support Services6306.43.85876.33.8+43
Public Administration and Safety370.40.3340.40.3+3
Education and Training1181.21.01031.11.0+15
Health Care and Social Assistance5175.36.44815.26.4+36
Arts and Recreation Services880.91.0720.81.0+16
Other Services5325.44.35345.74.3-2
Industry not classified130.10.2160.20.2-3
Total business9,803100.0100.09,307100.0100.0+496

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 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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