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Regional Council of Goyder

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Regional Council of Goyder, comprising 59.3% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Regional Council of Goyder 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 Regional Council of Goyder 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
Regional Council of Goyder - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing35059.311.633559.912.1+15
Mining00.00.300.00.40
Manufacturing162.74.291.64.2+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services50.80.430.50.3+2
Construction508.415.1427.515.1+8
Wholesale Trade61.03.461.13.40
Retail Trade284.75.6295.25.8-1
Accommodation and Food Services152.54.0244.34.0-9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing345.76.6315.55.9+3
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.600.00.60
Financial and Insurance Services152.510.3101.810.5+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services325.411.5335.911.6-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services193.29.3152.79.3+4
Administrative and Support Services30.53.650.93.4-2
Public Administration and Safety30.50.330.50.30
Education and Training00.01.000.01.00
Health Care and Social Assistance00.06.100.06.00
Arts and Recreation Services00.01.000.01.00
Other Services132.24.2112.04.1+2
Industry not classified30.50.950.90.9-2

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, Regional Council of Goyder: 59.3% Mining, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.0% Manufacturing, Regional Council of Goyder: 2.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.8% Construction, Regional Council of Goyder: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, Regional Council of Goyder: 1.0% Retail Trade, Regional Council of Goyder: 4.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 2.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional Council of Goyder: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 5.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.5% Public Administration and Safety, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.5% Education and Training, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 0.0% Other Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 2.2% Industry not classified, Regional Council of Goyder: 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, Regional Council of Goyder: +15 Mining, Regional Council of Goyder: 0 Manufacturing, Regional Council of Goyder: +7 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional Council of Goyder: +2 Construction, Regional Council of Goyder: +8 Wholesale Trade, Regional Council of Goyder: 0 Retail Trade, Regional Council of Goyder: -1 Accommodation and Food Services, Regional Council of Goyder: -9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional Council of Goyder: +3 Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional Council of Goyder: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Regional Council of Goyder: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional Council of Goyder: -1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional Council of Goyder: +4 Administrative and Support Services, Regional Council of Goyder: -2 Public Administration and Safety, Regional Council of Goyder: 0 Education and Training, Regional Council of Goyder: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional Council of Goyder: 0 Arts and Recreation Services, Regional Council of Goyder: 0 Other Services, Regional Council of Goyder: +2 Industry not classified, Regional Council of Goyder: -2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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