RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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City of Whyalla

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Whyalla, comprising 15.9% of all total registered businesses, compared to 15.5% in South Australia.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

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Registered businesses by industry
City of Whyalla - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing223.311.1192.811.1+3
Mining30.40.330.40.30
Manufacturing203.04.1263.84.1-6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30.40.430.40.40
Construction10715.915.511016.115.5-3
Wholesale Trade91.33.4162.33.4-7
Retail Trade8312.35.58312.25.50
Accommodation and Food Services385.63.9426.23.9-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7711.46.9669.76.9+11
Information Media and Telecommunications000.7000.70
Financial and Insurance Services608.910.0649.410.0-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services619.111.76810.011.7-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services345.19.6355.19.6-1
Administrative and Support Services223.33.8223.23.80
Public Administration and Safety50.70.350.70.30
Education and Training91.31.091.31.00
Health Care and Social Assistance608.96.2547.96.2+6
Arts and Recreation Services40.61.030.41.0+1
Other Services568.34.3547.94.3+2
Industry not classified000.3000.30
Total business673100.0100.0682100.0100.0-9

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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