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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 the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, comprising 35.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

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

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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,84935.911.61,91736.212.1-68
Mining120.20.3150.30.4-3
Manufacturing1613.14.21683.24.2-7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services210.40.4180.30.3+3
Construction63012.215.166112.515.1-31
Wholesale Trade961.93.4891.73.4+7
Retail Trade3206.25.63456.55.8-25
Accommodation and Food Services1913.74.01823.44.0+9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2655.16.62715.15.9-6
Information Media and Telecommunications50.10.650.10.60
Financial and Insurance Services4198.110.34127.810.5+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4478.711.54598.711.6-12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1823.59.31823.49.30
Administrative and Support Services911.83.6871.63.4+4
Public Administration and Safety30.10.360.10.3-3
Education and Training90.21.0170.31.0-8
Health Care and Social Assistance1593.16.11773.36.0-18
Arts and Recreation Services170.31.0240.51.0-7
Other Services2394.64.22234.24.1+16
Industry not classified370.70.9330.60.9+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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 35.9% Mining, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.2% Manufacturing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.4% Construction, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 12.2% Wholesale Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.9% Retail Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.2% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.1% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 8.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 8.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.1% Education and Training, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.1% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.3% Other Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.6% Industry not classified, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.7%
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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -68 Mining, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -3 Manufacturing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -7 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +3 Construction, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -31 Wholesale Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +7 Retail Trade, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -25 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -6 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +4 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -3 Education and Training, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -8 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -18 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -7 Other Services, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +16 Industry not classified, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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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