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New sectors join the top 100 businesses in South Australia


The top 100 South Australian companies, as revealed by the InDaily SA Business Index, provides a glimpse of what the economic future of South Australia may look like.

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Businesses listed in the top 100 contribute approximately 27 per cent (equivalent revenue) of the South Australian economy.

Santos – after arguably the most tumultuous year in its history – still sits in top position but the list is peppered with a range of rising sectors and fledgling businesses that are identifying gaps that will be left by resources and traditional manufacturing.

The list, developed by analysts at Prescotts Securities, measures financial year revenue and each company’s contribution to employment.

Entries for the InDaily South Australian Business Index Top 100 were eligible based on the following criteria:

  • They must be a public South Australian company with an Adelaide share registry; or,
  • A South Australian-operated company, founded and majority (50.01 per cent plus) owned by South Australians;
  • Not owned in part or whole by any government body or government agency;
  • Not registered with the ATO as a not-for-profit organisation; or,
  • Registered with the ATO as a not-for-profit but gain more than 90 per cent of revenue through commercial activities.

With reporting by Lee Nicholson

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