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 provides economic analysis for the RDA Eyre Peninsula region by combining 11 different datasets to build a cohesive story of a local economy, how it is changing, and how it compares to other areas. This information facilitates more informed decision-making by councils, local businesses, investors, community groups, and the general public.
RDA Eyre Peninsula Economic Profile highlights as per the 2021-22 period include:
• The RDA Eyre Peninsula region’s Gross Regional Product was $3,804 million.
• There were 25,835 jobs in the year ending June 2022.
• In 2022, the goods related sector accounted for 34.6% of employment. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (37.8% in 2012).
• There were 27,543 residents employed in the year ending June 2022.
Employment by industry (FTE)
• Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 3,360 FTE jobs.
• Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the most productive industry, generating $752 million.
• Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $315,662 per worker.
Business by industry
• The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses, comprising 35.1% of all total registered businesses, compared to 10.7% in South Australia.
Local workers – Key statistics – All industries
• 51.5% of the local workers (all industries) are male and 48.5% are female.
• Total tourism sales was $237.9 million, the total value added was $126.4 million.
Economic Profiles for each of Eyre Peninsula’s council areas: