As a service provided to Member Councils, on behalf of the community they represent, RDAEP provides access to key demographic information and statistical data for both the region and individual Local Government Areas via a subscription to .id (informed decisions).
This service delivers online profiles by combining economic data from multiple sources to tell the story of the regional community and how it is changing. This information facilitates more informed decision-making by councils, local businesses, investors, community groups, and the general public.
RDA Eyre Peninsula Community Profile highlights, as per the 2021 Census include:
Population and dwellings
• Population of 57,087 living in 30,670 dwellings with an average household size of 2.23.
Service age group
• A higher proportion of children (under 18), and a lower proportion of persons aged 60 or older than Regional SA.
Five-year age groups
• The largest age group is the 60 to 64 year olds. The group that changed the most since 2016 was 40 to 44 year olds decreasing by 526 people.
• 25.1% of people had a vocational qualification, higher than Regional SA. This represents an increase of 785 people since 2016.
Highest level of schooling
• 38% of people aged over 15 years had completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent). This was greater than Regional SA.
• 25,140 people were employed, of which 57% worked full-time and 35% part-time.
Industry sector of employment
• More residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2021.
• 22% of the population reported doing some form of voluntary work. This was a similar proportion to Regional SA.
• 12,219 people (26.2% of people aged 15+) provided unpaid care to children. Of these, 3,894 people were caring for children other than their own.
• 7.8% of the population earned an income of $2,000 or more per week.
• 12% of households earned an income of $3,000 or more per week.
• 21.4% of households were made up of couples with children, compared with 21.2% in Regional SA.
Households with children
• There are 3,094 couples with young children, comprising 12.3% of households.
Households without children
• Older couples without children account for 12% of total households in 2021.
• 33% of households contained only one person, compared with 31.3% in Regional SA, with the most dominant household size being 2 persons per household.
• 23% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 11% in Regional SA.
Number of bedrooms per dwelling
• Dwellings with 3 bedrooms were the most common.
• 59% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 20.3% were renting privately, and 9.9% were in social housing.
Housing loan repayments
• 5.8% of households with a mortgage were making high loan repayments of $2,600 or more per month.
Housing rental payments
• 2.4% of renting households were paying $450 or more per week.
• Between 2016 and 2021 Australia-wide, 53.1% of people (aged 5 and over) did not change address over 5 years, while 35.3% moved within Australia, and 5.4% moved from overseas.
Migration by age
• The age group with the highest net migration was persons aged 25 to 34 years.
Community Profiles for each of Eyre Peninsula’s council areas: