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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 52.7% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.1% in South Australia.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

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Registered businesses by industry
Wattle Range Council area - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing73152.711.174153.311.1-10
Mining000.330.20.3-3
Manufacturing554.04.1554.04.10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services50.40.450.40.40
Construction1107.915.51128.115.5-2
Wholesale Trade332.43.4382.73.4-5
Retail Trade584.25.5654.75.5-7
Accommodation and Food Services413.03.9382.73.9+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing463.36.9412.96.9+5
Information Media and Telecommunications000.7000.70
Financial and Insurance Services433.110.0423.010.0+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1118.011.71057.511.7+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services523.79.6523.79.60
Administrative and Support Services251.83.8191.43.8+6
Public Administration and Safety30.20.330.20.30
Education and Training40.31.030.21.0+1
Health Care and Social Assistance211.56.2221.66.2-1
Arts and Recreation Services50.41.040.31.0+1
Other Services362.64.3342.44.3+2
Industry not classified80.60.390.60.3-1
Total business1,387100.0100.01,391100.0100.0-4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id the population experts

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