RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, comprising 35.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.1% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,83635.811.11,85135.311.1-15
Mining220.40.3100.20.3+12
Manufacturing1603.14.11532.94.1+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services260.50.4230.40.4+3
Construction62512.215.563812.215.5-13
Wholesale Trade931.83.41011.93.4-8
Retail Trade3226.35.53366.45.5-14
Accommodation and Food Services1953.83.92043.93.9-9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2665.26.92745.26.9-8
Information Media and Telecommunications50.10.750.10.70
Financial and Insurance Services3977.710.04177.910.0-20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4488.711.74719.011.7-23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1883.79.61973.89.6-9
Administrative and Support Services1032.03.81042.03.8-1
Public Administration and Safety100.20.3100.20.30
Education and Training220.41.0190.41.0+3
Health Care and Social Assistance1543.06.21583.06.2-4
Arts and Recreation Services220.41.0240.51.0-2
Other Services2314.54.32414.64.3-10
Industry not classified90.20.3120.20.3-3
Total business5,134100.0100.05,248100.0100.0-114

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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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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