City of Unley

Businesses by industry

The Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in City of Unley, comprising 17.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 12.5% in South Australia.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the City of Unley 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 Unley 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 Unley - total registered businesses20212020change
IndustryNumber%. % South AustraliaNumber%. % South Australia2020 to 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1602.811.31703.011.3-10
Mining490.90.3520.90.3-3
Manufacturing1763.14.21763.14.20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.10.4120.20.4-6
Construction58510.316.259210.616.2-7
Wholesale Trade2173.83.62033.63.6+14
Retail Trade3175.65.93346.05.9-17
Accommodation and Food Services2564.54.32274.14.3+29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1733.07.41713.17.4+2
Information Media and Telecommunications450.80.7510.90.7-6
Financial and Insurance Services4397.74.14167.44.1+23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services97517.112.597817.512.5-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services97117.110.595817.110.5+13
Administrative and Support Services2033.64.22003.64.2+3
Public Administration and Safety110.20.2120.20.2-1
Education and Training831.51.2751.31.2+8
Health Care and Social Assistance70312.47.067112.07.0+32
Arts and Recreation Services831.51.1811.41.1+2
Other Services2243.94.72093.74.7+15
Industry not classified110.20.2120.20.2-1
Total business5,687100.0100.05,600100.0100.0+87

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 Unley

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