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Wattle Range Council area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Wattle Range Council area, comprising 53.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Wattle Range 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 Wattle Range 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
Wattle Range Council area - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing74653.611.674954.112.1-3
Mining00.00.300.00.40
Manufacturing523.74.2503.64.2+2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.60.490.60.30
Construction1128.115.11037.515.1+9
Wholesale Trade352.53.4382.83.4-3
Retail Trade554.05.6594.35.8-4
Accommodation and Food Services342.54.0423.04.0-8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing402.96.6443.25.9-4
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.600.00.60
Financial and Insurance Services483.510.3443.210.5+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1087.811.51007.211.6+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services564.09.3554.09.3+1
Administrative and Support Services161.13.6120.93.4+4
Public Administration and Safety30.20.330.20.30
Education and Training00.01.000.01.00
Health Care and Social Assistance211.56.1211.56.00
Arts and Recreation Services60.41.060.41.00
Other Services332.44.2322.34.1+1
Industry not classified171.20.9151.10.9+2

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, Wattle Range Council area: 53.6% Mining, Wattle Range Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Wattle Range Council area: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wattle Range Council area: 0.6% Construction, Wattle Range Council area: 8.1% Wholesale Trade, Wattle Range Council area: 2.5% Retail Trade, Wattle Range Council area: 4.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Wattle Range Council area: 2.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wattle Range Council area: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wattle Range Council area: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Wattle Range Council area: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wattle Range Council area: 7.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wattle Range Council area: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Wattle Range Council area: 1.1% Public Administration and Safety, Wattle Range Council area: 0.2% Education and Training, Wattle Range Council area: 0.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wattle Range Council area: 1.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Wattle Range Council area: 0.4% Other Services, Wattle Range Council area: 2.4% Industry not classified, Wattle Range Council area: 1.2%
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, Wattle Range Council area: -3 Mining, Wattle Range Council area: 0 Manufacturing, Wattle Range Council area: +2 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wattle Range Council area: 0 Construction, Wattle Range Council area: +9 Wholesale Trade, Wattle Range Council area: -3 Retail Trade, Wattle Range Council area: -4 Accommodation and Food Services, Wattle Range Council area: -8 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wattle Range Council area: -4 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wattle Range Council area: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Wattle Range Council area: +4 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wattle Range Council area: +8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wattle Range Council area: +1 Administrative and Support Services, Wattle Range Council area: +4 Public Administration and Safety, Wattle Range Council area: 0 Education and Training, Wattle Range Council area: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wattle Range Council area: 0 Arts and Recreation Services, Wattle Range Council area: 0 Other Services, Wattle Range Council area: +1 Industry not classified, Wattle Range Council area: +2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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