City of Salisbury

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Salisbury, comprising 21.0% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.2% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of Salisbury 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 the City of Salisbury 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

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Registered businesses by industry
City of Salisbury - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2673.411.32503.311.3+17
Mining110.10.3160.20.3-5
Manufacturing4756.04.24746.34.2+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services430.50.4430.60.40
Construction1,65521.016.21,56720.816.2+88
Wholesale Trade3404.33.63414.53.6-1
Retail Trade5096.55.94485.95.9+61
Accommodation and Food Services3043.94.33024.04.3+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,27316.27.41,26716.87.4+6
Information Media and Telecommunications520.70.7590.80.7-7
Financial and Insurance Services1672.14.11692.24.1-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6608.412.56488.612.5+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4856.210.54646.210.5+21
Administrative and Support Services5296.74.24806.44.2+49
Public Administration and Safety220.30.2230.30.2-1
Education and Training841.11.2761.01.2+8
Health Care and Social Assistance4355.57.04125.57.0+23
Arts and Recreation Services680.91.1650.91.1+3
Other Services4836.14.74295.74.7+54
Industry not classified100.10.270.10.2+3
Total business7,872100.0100.07,540100.0100.0+332

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2021 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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City of Salisbury

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