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Mid North Region

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Mid North Region, comprising 46.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in 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 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
Mid North Region - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,28246.111.61,26145.512.1+21
Mining50.20.350.20.40
Manufacturing1134.14.21104.04.2+2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.50.4110.40.3+3
Construction2127.615.12187.915.1-6
Wholesale Trade511.83.4511.93.40
Retail Trade1334.85.61314.75.8+2
Accommodation and Food Services913.34.01063.84.0-15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1294.76.61455.25.9-16
Information Media and Telecommunications50.20.650.20.60
Financial and Insurance Services1344.810.31154.210.5+19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services29210.511.530511.011.6-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1053.89.31043.89.30
Administrative and Support Services511.93.6501.83.4+1
Public Administration and Safety60.20.360.20.30
Education and Training20.11.050.21.0-3
Health Care and Social Assistance541.96.1441.66.0+10
Arts and Recreation Services110.41.080.31.0+3
Other Services762.74.2732.64.1+4
Industry not classified130.50.9170.60.9-4

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, Mid North Region: 46.1% Mining, Mid North Region: 0.2% Manufacturing, Mid North Region: 4.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: 0.5% Construction, Mid North Region: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: 1.8% Retail Trade, Mid North Region: 4.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: 3.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: 10.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: 0.2% Education and Training, Mid North Region: 0.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: 1.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: 0.4% Other Services, Mid North Region: 2.7% Industry not classified, Mid North Region: 0.5%
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, Mid North Region: +21 Mining, Mid North Region: 0 Manufacturing, Mid North Region: +2 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: +3 Construction, Mid North Region: -6 Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: 0 Retail Trade, Mid North Region: +2 Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: -15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: -16 Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: +19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: +1 Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: 0 Education and Training, Mid North Region: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: +10 Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: +3 Other Services, Mid North Region: +4 Industry not classified, Mid North 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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