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Renmark Paringa Council area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Renmark Paringa Council area, comprising 39.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 10.9% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Renmark Paringa 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 Renmark Paringa 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

Number of employees:
Current area:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Renmark Paringa Council area - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing37539.110.939339.510.9-18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services232.40.4232.30.40
Wholesale Trade242.53.4232.33.4+1
Retail Trade565.85.5585.85.5-2
Accommodation and Food Services424.43.9373.73.9+5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing434.57.2474.77.2-4
Information Media and Telecommunications40.40.640.40.60
Financial and Insurance Services454.79.7474.79.7-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services687.111.8656.511.8+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services394.19.7323.29.7+7
Administrative and Support Services333.43.8383.83.8-5
Public Administration and Safety000.3000.30
Education and Training30.
Health Care and Social Assistance252.66.4242.46.4+1
Arts and Recreation Services50.
Other Services313.24.3383.84.3-7
Industry not classified000.2000.20
Total business960100.0100.0995100.0100.0-35

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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