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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 the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region, comprising 42.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

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

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
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,82242.311.62,91443.412.1-92
Mining130.20.3130.20.40
Manufacturing2613.94.22623.94.2-1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services390.60.4350.50.3+4
Construction71110.615.170010.415.1+11
Wholesale Trade1582.43.41462.23.4+12
Retail Trade3875.85.64156.25.8-28
Accommodation and Food Services2163.24.02123.24.0+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3465.26.63244.85.9+22
Information Media and Telecommunications210.30.6140.20.6+7
Financial and Insurance Services2633.910.32724.110.5-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4867.311.54837.211.6+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2633.99.32513.79.3+12
Administrative and Support Services1542.33.61412.13.4+13
Public Administration and Safety60.10.390.10.3-3
Education and Training180.31.0150.21.0+3
Health Care and Social Assistance1402.16.11532.36.0-13
Arts and Recreation Services390.61.0420.61.0-3
Other Services2944.44.22674.04.1+27
Industry not classified390.60.9430.60.9-4

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, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 42.3% Mining, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.2% Manufacturing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.6% Construction, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 10.6% Wholesale Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 2.4% Retail Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 7.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.1% Education and Training, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 2.1% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.6% Other Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 4.4% Industry not classified, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0.6%
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, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -92 Mining, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: 0 Manufacturing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -1 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +4 Construction, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +11 Wholesale Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +12 Retail Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -28 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +22 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -9 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +12 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +13 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -3 Education and Training, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -13 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -3 Other Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: +27 Industry not classified, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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