RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in RDA Murraylands and Riverland region, comprising 41.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 10.9% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 the RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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.

Data source

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

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Registered businesses by industry
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,74441.910.92,79042.110.9-46
Mining150.20.3150.20.30
Manufacturing2473.84.12573.94.1-10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services530.80.4460.70.4+7
Construction72411.115.372410.915.30
Wholesale Trade1412.23.41352.03.4+6
Retail Trade3625.55.53815.85.5-19
Accommodation and Food Services2133.33.92073.13.9+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3164.87.23345.07.2-18
Information Media and Telecommunications110.20.6130.20.6-2
Financial and Insurance Services2814.39.72804.29.7+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4937.511.84787.211.8+15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2654.09.72624.09.7+3
Administrative and Support Services1412.23.81512.33.8-10
Public Administration and Safety140.20.3120.20.3+2
Education and Training210.31.0240.41.0-3
Health Care and Social Assistance1682.66.41552.36.4+13
Arts and Recreation Services460.71.0470.71.0-1
Other Services2904.44.33074.64.3-17
Industry not classified60.10.260.10.20
Total business6,551100.0100.06,624100.0100.0-73

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id (informed decisions)

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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