RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Southern Flinders Region

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Southern Flinders Region, comprising 40.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 10.9% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Southern Flinders 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 Southern Flinders 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.

Data source

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

Number of employees:
Current area:
Comparison year:
Registered businesses by industry
Southern Flinders Region - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing94240.210.997341.610.9-31
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.30.490.40.4-3
Wholesale Trade411.73.4451.93.4-4
Retail Trade1546.65.51616.95.5-7
Accommodation and Food Services783.33.9793.43.9-1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1044.47.21014.37.2+3
Information Media and Telecommunications50.20.650.20.60
Financial and Insurance Services1185.09.71044.49.7+14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2179.311.82209.411.8-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services843.69.7793.49.7+5
Administrative and Support Services311.33.8311.33.80
Public Administration and Safety000.3000.30
Education and Training120.
Health Care and Social Assistance934.06.4934.06.40
Arts and Recreation Services130.61.0150.61.0-2
Other Services1014.34.31004.34.3+1
Industry not classified000.2000.20
Total business2,345100.0100.02,340100.0100.0+5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id (informed decisions)

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RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

economic profile