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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, comprising 19.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,14419.011.62,19319.712.1-49
Mining440.40.3430.40.4+1
Manufacturing5544.94.25384.84.2+16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services490.40.4450.40.3+4
Construction2,05018.215.11,99417.915.1+56
Wholesale Trade3092.73.43172.93.4-8
Retail Trade6986.25.66856.25.8+13
Accommodation and Food Services4083.64.04193.84.0-11
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4484.06.64404.05.9+8
Information Media and Telecommunications710.60.6720.60.6-1
Financial and Insurance Services6475.710.36285.710.5+19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9608.511.59368.411.6+24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,19910.69.31,18510.79.3+14
Administrative and Support Services3292.93.62932.63.4+36
Public Administration and Safety230.20.3210.20.3+2
Education and Training1040.91.01091.01.0-5
Health Care and Social Assistance5494.96.15464.96.0+3
Arts and Recreation Services1621.41.01521.41.0+10
Other Services4474.04.24023.64.1+45
Industry not classified990.90.91020.90.9-3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 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 2018
Registered businesses by industry 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 11.6% Mining, South Australia: 0.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 4.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 0.4% Construction, South Australia: 15.1% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.4% Retail Trade, South Australia: 5.6% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 6.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 10.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 11.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 0.3% Education and Training, South Australia: 1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 6.1% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.0% Other Services, South Australia: 4.2% Industry not classified, South Australia: 0.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 19.0% Mining, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.4% Manufacturing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.4% Construction, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 18.2% Wholesale Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 2.7% Retail Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 6.2% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 3.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 5.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 8.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 10.6% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.2% Education and Training, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.9% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.4% Other Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.0% Industry not classified, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018
Change in registered businesses by industry, 2017 to 2018 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -49 Mining, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +1 Manufacturing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +4 Construction, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +56 Wholesale Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -8 Retail Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +13 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -11 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +8 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -1 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +24 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +14 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +36 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +2 Education and Training, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -5 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +3 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +10 Other Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +45 Industry not classified, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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