RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains

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Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in RDA BGLAP Region, comprising 21.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 10.9% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are RDA BGLAP Region 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 RDA BGLAP Region 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 BGLAP Region - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,21121.210.91,24722.010.9-36
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services240.40.4280.50.4-4
Wholesale Trade1733.03.41592.83.4+14
Retail Trade2744.85.52774.95.5-3
Accommodation and Food Services2003.53.92033.63.9-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3275.77.23255.77.2+2
Information Media and Telecommunications160.30.6150.30.6+1
Financial and Insurance Services2945.19.73065.49.7-12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4778.411.84788.411.8-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4007.09.73776.69.7+23
Administrative and Support Services1622.83.81532.73.8+9
Public Administration and Safety170.30.3140.20.3+3
Education and Training430.81.0370.71.0+6
Health Care and Social Assistance2284.06.42243.96.4+4
Arts and Recreation Services761.31.0651.11.0+11
Other Services2905.14.32875.14.3+3
Industry not classified40.
Total business5,710100.0100.05,681100.0100.0+29

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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RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains

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