RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

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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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, comprising 18.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.1% in South Australia.

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

Data source

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

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Registered businesses by industry
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,14118.711.12,15519.111.1-14
Mining570.50.3540.50.3+3
Manufacturing5604.94.15514.94.1+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services500.40.4460.40.4+4
Construction2,08818.215.52,04518.115.5+43
Wholesale Trade3002.63.43112.83.4-11
Retail Trade6625.85.56896.15.5-27
Accommodation and Food Services4303.73.94133.73.9+17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4523.96.94524.06.90
Information Media and Telecommunications860.70.7760.70.7+10
Financial and Insurance Services6585.710.06175.510.0+41
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9958.711.79628.511.7+33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,26811.19.61,22110.89.6+47
Administrative and Support Services3413.03.83282.93.8+13
Public Administration and Safety330.30.3330.30.30
Education and Training1111.01.01121.01.0-1
Health Care and Social Assistance5785.06.25685.06.2+10
Arts and Recreation Services1631.41.01621.41.0+1
Other Services4584.04.34464.04.3+12
Industry not classified370.30.3480.40.3-11
Total business11,468100.0100.011,289100.0100.0+179

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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