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District Council of Elliston

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in District Council of Elliston, comprising 60.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in District Council of Elliston 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 District Council of Elliston 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
District Council of Elliston - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing11060.611.611960.612.1-9
Mining00.00.300.00.40
Manufacturing10.74.210.64.20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00.00.410.60.3-1
Construction116.015.1115.615.10
Wholesale Trade31.43.410.63.4+1
Retail Trade84.25.694.55.8-1
Accommodation and Food Services84.64.084.14.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing53.06.673.45.9-1
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.600.00.60
Financial and Insurance Services95.110.394.510.50
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services116.311.5115.411.6+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services00.09.300.09.30
Administrative and Support Services31.43.631.33.40
Public Administration and Safety00.00.300.00.30
Education and Training00.01.000.01.00
Health Care and Social Assistance10.76.141.96.0-3
Arts and Recreation Services00.01.000.01.00
Other Services63.54.284.34.1-2
Industry not classified52.60.952.40.90

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, District Council of Elliston: 60.6% Mining, District Council of Elliston: 0.0% Manufacturing, District Council of Elliston: 0.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Elliston: 0.0% Construction, District Council of Elliston: 6.0% Wholesale Trade, District Council of Elliston: 1.4% Retail Trade, District Council of Elliston: 4.2% Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Elliston: 4.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Elliston: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Elliston: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Elliston: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Elliston: 6.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Elliston: 0.0% Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Elliston: 1.4% Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Elliston: 0.0% Education and Training, District Council of Elliston: 0.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Elliston: 0.7% Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Elliston: 0.0% Other Services, District Council of Elliston: 3.5% Industry not classified, District Council of Elliston: 2.6%
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, District Council of Elliston: -9 Mining, District Council of Elliston: 0 Manufacturing, District Council of Elliston: 0 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, District Council of Elliston: -1 Construction, District Council of Elliston: 0 Wholesale Trade, District Council of Elliston: +1 Retail Trade, District Council of Elliston: -1 Accommodation and Food Services, District Council of Elliston: 0 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, District Council of Elliston: -1 Information Media and Telecommunications, District Council of Elliston: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, District Council of Elliston: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, District Council of Elliston: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, District Council of Elliston: 0 Administrative and Support Services, District Council of Elliston: 0 Public Administration and Safety, District Council of Elliston: 0 Education and Training, District Council of Elliston: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, District Council of Elliston: -3 Arts and Recreation Services, District Council of Elliston: 0 Other Services, District Council of Elliston: -2 Industry not classified, District Council of Elliston: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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