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District Council of Robe

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of registered employing businesses in District Council of Robe, comprising 53.3% of all registered employing businesses, compared to 12.3% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in District Council of Robe 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 District Council of Robe 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
District Council of Robe - Registered employing businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5353.312.35351.612.60
Mining00.00.300.00.40
Manufacturing33.36.476.36.4-3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.00.500.00.50
Construction1110.714.71211.514.4-1
Wholesale Trade22.04.522.04.50
Retail Trade77.09.587.59.8-1
Accommodation and Food Services1212.38.21111.18.4+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing43.74.043.64.00
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.600.00.60
Financial and Insurance Services11.24.511.24.50
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services11.23.711.23.60
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services11.210.811.210.70
Administrative and Support Services00.03.800.03.70
Public Administration and Safety00.00.400.00.40
Education and Training00.01.400.01.30
Health Care and Social Assistance11.26.900.07.0+1
Arts and Recreation Services00.01.000.01.00
Other Services32.96.032.85.80
Industry not classified00.00.500.00.50

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: 12.3% Mining, South Australia: 0.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 0.5% Construction, South Australia: 14.7% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 4.5% Retail Trade, South Australia: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 3.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 10.8% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 0.4% Education and Training, South Australia: 1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 6.9% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.0% Other Services, South Australia: 6.0% Industry not classified, South Australia: 0.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, District Council of Robe: 53.3% Mining, District Council of Robe: 0.0% Manufacturing, District Council of Robe: 3.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Robe: 0.0% Construction, District Council of Robe: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Robe: 2.0% Retail Trade, District Council of Robe: 7.0% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Robe: 12.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Robe: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Robe: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Robe: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Robe: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Robe: 1.2% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Robe: 0.0% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Robe: 0.0% Education and Training, District Council of Robe: 0.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Robe: 1.2% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Robe: 0.0% Other Services, District Council of Robe: 2.9% Industry not classified, District Council of Robe: 0.0%
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, District Council of Robe: 0 Mining, District Council of Robe: 0 Manufacturing, District Council of Robe: -3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Robe: 0 Construction, District Council of Robe: -1 Wholesale Trade, District Council of Robe: 0 Retail Trade, District Council of Robe: -1 Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Robe: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Robe: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Robe: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Robe: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Robe: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Robe: 0 Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Robe: 0 Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Robe: 0 Education and Training, District Council of Robe: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Robe: +1 Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Robe: 0 Other Services, District Council of Robe: 0 Industry not classified, District Council of Robe: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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