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City of Whyalla

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of registered non-employing businesses in City of Whyalla, comprising 16.6% of all registered non-employing businesses, compared to 15.4% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in City of Whyalla 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 City of Whyalla 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
City of Whyalla - Registered non-employing businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing276.411.3286.411.80
Mining00.00.300.00.30
Manufacturing133.23.0143.23.10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.80.300.00.3+3
Construction7016.615.47717.915.4-6
Wholesale Trade92.02.892.02.80
Retail Trade337.73.6317.23.8+2
Accommodation and Food Services112.71.851.21.7+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5613.38.05312.56.9+3
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.600.00.60
Financial and Insurance Services5613.313.35913.713.7-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5813.715.65512.915.8+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services194.48.5255.88.6-6
Administrative and Support Services71.73.671.73.20
Public Administration and Safety00.00.200.00.20
Education and Training30.70.961.40.9-3
Health Care and Social Assistance307.25.6337.65.5-2
Arts and Recreation Services30.71.030.71.00
Other Services245.63.3214.93.2+3
Industry not classified00.01.130.71.2-3

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: 11.3% Mining, South Australia: 0.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 3.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 0.3% Construction, South Australia: 15.4% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 3.6% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 1.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 8.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 13.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 15.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 8.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 0.2% Education and Training, South Australia: 0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.0% Other Services, South Australia: 3.3% Industry not classified, South Australia: 1.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Whyalla: 6.4% Mining, City of Whyalla: 0.0% Manufacturing, City of Whyalla: 3.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whyalla: 0.8% Construction, City of Whyalla: 16.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Whyalla: 2.0% Retail Trade, City of Whyalla: 7.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whyalla: 2.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whyalla: 13.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whyalla: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whyalla: 13.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whyalla: 13.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whyalla: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Whyalla: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Whyalla: 0.0% Education and Training, City of Whyalla: 0.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whyalla: 7.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whyalla: 0.7% Other Services, City of Whyalla: 5.6% Industry not classified, City of Whyalla: 0.0%
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, City of Whyalla: 0 Mining, City of Whyalla: 0 Manufacturing, City of Whyalla: 0 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Whyalla: +3 Construction, City of Whyalla: -6 Wholesale Trade, City of Whyalla: 0 Retail Trade, City of Whyalla: +2 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Whyalla: +6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Whyalla: +3 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Whyalla: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Whyalla: -2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Whyalla: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Whyalla: -6 Administrative and Support Services, City of Whyalla: 0 Public Administration and Safety, City of Whyalla: 0 Education and Training, City of Whyalla: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Whyalla: -2 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Whyalla: 0 Other Services, City of Whyalla: +3 Industry not classified, City of Whyalla: -3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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