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1380.0.55.008 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Business Owners in Regions, 2011  
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BUSINESS OWNERS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA


WHERE DO BUSINESS OWNERS LIVE?

In 2009-2010, business owners made up between 12% and 27% of income earners in SA4s in South Australia. The SA4s with the highest proportions of business owners were Barossa - Yorke - Mid North and South Australia - South East with 27% followed by South Australia - Outback with 19%. Adelaide - North had the lowest proportion of business owners with 12%.



BUSINESS OWNERS(a), Percentage of income earners by SA4, South Australia- 2009-10
Map: BUSINESS OWNERS (a), Percentage of income earners by SA4, South Australia- 2009-10
(a) Persons who earned income from an Own Unincorporated Business as percentage of total income earners from all sources.


HOW MUCH DOES UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS INCOME CONTRIBUTE TO INCOME FROM ALL SOURCES?


In 2009-2010, income from unincorporated businesses contributed between 5% and 10% to total income from all sources in SA4s in South Australia. The SA4s with the highest contribution of income from unincorporated businesses were Barossa - Yorke - Mid North, Adelaide - Central and Hills and South Australia - South East. Adelaide - North had the lowest contribution with 5%.


WHAT INDUSTRIES DO BUSINESS OWNERS WORK IN?

Similar to Australia, the main industries of employment for business owners in South Australian SA4s in 2011 were construction and agriculture, forestry and fishing. Construction was the main industry in which business owners worked in the 4 SA4s in greater Adelaide, while agriculture, forestry and fishing was the main industry in the 3 SA4s in the rest of South Australia. The third most common industry of employment for business owners in South Australia was other services, which mostly included businesses owned by hairdressers and mechanics.

Construction

In 2011, between 16% and 27% of business owners in SA4s in South Australia worked in construction. Adelaide - North and Adelaide - South, both with 27%, had the highest proportion of business owners working in construction, while Barossa - Yorke - Mid North had the lowest proportion with 16%.


PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), South Australia - 2011

Map: PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BY SA4 (a), South Australia - 2011
(a) Business owners refers to persons whose main job in the week before Census was as an owner-manager of an unincorporated business.


Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who worked in construction in South Australia increased by 21%. The number of business owners in the construction industry increased in 4 out of the 7 SA4s in South Australia; however the growth among business owners was smaller than that of the overall working population. Adelaide - South had the largest increase in the number of business owners working in construction (8%), followed by Adelaide - West (6%). The number of business owners in construction decreased in 3 SA4s, including a 6% decrease in Adelaide - Central and Hills.Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In 2011, business owners working in agriculture, forestry and fishing represented between 1% and 37% of business owners in SA4s in South Australia, with low proportions in greater Adelaide and higher proportions in the rest of South Australia. Over a third of business owners in Barossa - Yorke - Mid North (37%), South Australia - Outback (34%) and South Australia - South East (33%) worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing.


PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), South Australia - 2011

Map: PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING INDUSTRY BY SA4(a), South Australia - 2011
(a) Business owners refers to persons whose main job in the week before Census was as an owner-manager of an unincorporated business.


Between 2006 and 2011, the number of business owners who worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing decreased in almost all of the SA4s in South Australia, reflecting a statewide decrease of 10% in the number of people employed in this industry. South Australia - South East had the largest decrease in the number of business owners employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing, of 21%, while Barossa - Yorke - Mid North had the smallest decrease of 15%. With an increase of 5%, Adelaide - North was the only SA4 where business ownership in agriculture, forestry and fishing increased during the 5 year period.

Other Services

In 2011, between 7% and 11% of business owners in SA4s in South Australia worked in the other services industry. Adelaide - West and Adelaide - North had the largest proportion (both 11%), while Barossa - Yorke - Mid North had the lowest proportion (7%).

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of business owners working in other services increased in all SA4s, with the largest increase in Adelaide - North (15%). This reflected an overall increase of 10% in the number of people working in this industry in South Australia.

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