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RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region, comprising 41.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in RDA Yorke and Mid North 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North 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 Yorke and Mid North Region - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,15841.611.63,18041.912.1-22
Mining240.30.3210.30.4+3
Manufacturing2413.24.22242.94.2+17
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services390.50.4390.50.30
Construction76110.015.176510.115.1-4
Wholesale Trade1552.03.41542.03.4+1
Retail Trade4776.35.64906.55.8-13
Accommodation and Food Services2823.74.02853.84.0-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3174.26.63674.85.9-50
Information Media and Telecommunications90.10.660.10.6+3
Financial and Insurance Services3264.310.32943.910.5+32
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services84011.111.580410.611.6+36
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2513.39.32543.39.3-3
Administrative and Support Services1211.63.61301.73.4-9
Public Administration and Safety120.20.3150.20.3-3
Education and Training260.31.0230.31.0+3
Health Care and Social Assistance2062.76.12102.86.0-4
Arts and Recreation Services310.41.0280.41.0+3
Other Services2703.64.22533.34.1+17
Industry not classified440.60.9530.70.9-9

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 Yorke and Mid North Region: 41.6% Mining, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.3% Manufacturing, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 3.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.5% Construction, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 10.0% Wholesale Trade, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 2.0% Retail Trade, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 6.3% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.1% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 11.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 1.6% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.2% Education and Training, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 2.7% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.4% Other Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 3.6% Industry not classified, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.6%
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, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -22 Mining, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +3 Manufacturing, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +17 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0 Construction, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -4 Wholesale Trade, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +1 Retail Trade, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -13 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -50 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +32 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +36 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -3 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -9 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -3 Education and Training, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -4 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +3 Other Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: +17 Industry not classified, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: -9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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