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Yorke Peninsula Council area

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Yorke Peninsula Council area, comprising 45.6% of all total registered businesses, compared to 11.6% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are in Yorke Peninsula Council area 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 Yorke Peninsula Council area 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
Yorke Peninsula Council area - Total registered businesses20182017Change
IndustryNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2017 to 2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing59645.611.660645.612.1-10
Mining90.70.360.50.4+3
Manufacturing272.14.2211.64.2+6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.50.460.50.30
Construction1118.515.11128.415.1-1
Wholesale Trade272.13.4262.03.4+1
Retail Trade977.45.6987.45.8-1
Accommodation and Food Services513.94.0594.44.0-8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing463.56.6503.85.9-4
Information Media and Telecommunications00.00.600.00.60
Financial and Insurance Services382.910.3342.610.5+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15712.011.514911.211.6+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services423.29.3493.79.3-7
Administrative and Support Services110.83.6141.13.4-3
Public Administration and Safety00.00.300.00.30
Education and Training60.51.060.51.00
Health Care and Social Assistance251.96.1342.66.0-9
Arts and Recreation Services40.31.030.21.0+1
Other Services382.94.2392.94.1-1
Industry not classified151.10.9161.20.9-1

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, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 45.6% Mining, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0.7% Manufacturing, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 2.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0.5% Construction, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 2.1% Retail Trade, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 7.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 3.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 12.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0.8% Public Administration and Safety, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0.0% Education and Training, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 1.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0.3% Other Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 2.9% Industry not classified, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 1.1%
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, Yorke Peninsula Council area: -10 Mining, Yorke Peninsula Council area: +3 Manufacturing, Yorke Peninsula Council area: +6 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0 Construction, Yorke Peninsula Council area: -1 Wholesale Trade, Yorke Peninsula Council area: +1 Retail Trade, Yorke Peninsula Council area: -1 Accommodation and Food Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: -8 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Yorke Peninsula Council area: -4 Information Media and Telecommunications, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: +4 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: +8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: -7 Administrative and Support Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: -3 Public Administration and Safety, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0 Education and Training, Yorke Peninsula Council area: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Yorke Peninsula Council area: -9 Arts and Recreation Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: +1 Other Services, Yorke Peninsula Council area: -1 Industry not classified, Yorke Peninsula Council area: -1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2018 Cat. No. 8165.0
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