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Kingston District Council area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Kingston District Council area, comprising 46.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Kingston District Council area 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 Kingston District Council area 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
Kingston District Council area - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing16546.711.616146.312.1+4
Mining00.00.300.00.40
Manufacturing113.24.2144.14.2-3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20.50.420.50.30
Construction3610.215.13710.715.1-1
Wholesale Trade82.23.461.73.4+2
Retail Trade205.55.6216.15.8-2
Accommodation and Food Services215.94.0226.44.0-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing113.06.692.55.9+2
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.600.00.60
Financial and Insurance Services133.710.3154.410.5-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4011.211.53911.211.6+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services92.59.361.79.3+3
Administrative and Support Services51.53.620.73.4+3
Public Administration and Safety00.00.300.00.30
Education and Training20.51.020.51.00
Health Care and Social Assistance20.56.120.56.00
Arts and Recreation Services00.01.020.51.0-2
Other Services102.84.282.24.1+2
Industry not classified00.00.900.00.90

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, Kingston District Council area: 46.7% Mining, Kingston District Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Kingston District Council area: 3.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Kingston District Council area: 0.5% Construction, Kingston District Council area: 10.2% Wholesale Trade, Kingston District Council area: 2.2% Retail Trade, Kingston District Council area: 5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Kingston District Council area: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Kingston District Council area: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Kingston District Council area: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Kingston District Council area: 3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Kingston District Council area: 11.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Kingston District Council area: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, Kingston District Council area: 1.5% Public Administration and Safety, Kingston District Council area: 0.0% Education and Training, Kingston District Council area: 0.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Kingston District Council area: 0.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Kingston District Council area: 0.0% Other Services, Kingston District Council area: 2.8% Industry not classified, Kingston District Council area: 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, Kingston District Council area: +4 Mining, Kingston District Council area: 0 Manufacturing, Kingston District Council area: -3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Kingston District Council area: 0 Construction, Kingston District Council area: -1 Wholesale Trade, Kingston District Council area: +2 Retail Trade, Kingston District Council area: -2 Accommodation and Food Services, Kingston District Council area: -2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Kingston District Council area: +2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Kingston District Council area: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Kingston District Council area: -2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Kingston District Council area: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Kingston District Council area: +3 Administrative and Support Services, Kingston District Council area: +3 Public Administration and Safety, Kingston District Council area: 0 Education and Training, Kingston District Council area: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Kingston District Council area: 0 Arts and Recreation Services, Kingston District Council area: -2 Other Services, Kingston District Council area: +2 Industry not classified, Kingston District Council area: 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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