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RDA BGLAP Region

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in RDA BGLAP Region, comprising 22.5% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

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

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 BGLAP Region - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,27022.511.61,30223.212.1-32
Mining30.10.330.10.40
Manufacturing4157.44.23907.04.2+25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.20.4190.30.3-5
Construction1,05118.615.11,01918.215.1+32
Wholesale Trade1622.93.41612.93.4+1
Retail Trade2794.95.62935.25.8-14
Accommodation and Food Services2033.64.01973.54.0+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3085.56.63255.85.9-17
Information Media and Telecommunications90.20.6150.30.6-6
Financial and Insurance Services3205.710.33125.610.5+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4548.111.54558.111.6-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3596.49.33496.29.3+10
Administrative and Support Services1352.43.61192.13.4+16
Public Administration and Safety150.30.3150.30.30
Education and Training420.71.0510.91.0-9
Health Care and Social Assistance2113.76.12043.66.0+7
Arts and Recreation Services701.21.0741.31.0-4
Other Services2875.14.22724.84.1+15
Industry not classified320.60.9350.60.9-3

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 BGLAP Region: 22.5% Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.1% Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: 7.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.2% Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: 18.6% Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 2.9% Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 8.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.3% Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.7% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.2% Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.1% Industry not classified, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.6%
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 BGLAP Region: -32 Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: 0 Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: +25 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -5 Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: +32 Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: +1 Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -14 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: -17 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: -6 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +10 Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +16 Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: 0 Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: -9 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: +7 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -4 Other Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +15 Industry not classified, RDA BGLAP Region: -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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