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.

You can access community data HERE or to view the Eyre Peninsula Economic Profile click HERE.

RDA Eyre Peninsula Economic Profile highlights as per the 2021-22 period include:

Gross Product
•  The RDA Eyre Peninsula region’s Gross Regional Product was $3,804 million.

Local Employment
•  There were 25,835 jobs in the year ending June 2022.

Industry composition
•  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).

Employed residents
•  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.

Value added
•  Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the most productive industry, generating $752 million.

Worker productivity
•  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.

Tourism value
•  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:

District Council of Ceduna

District Council of Cleve

District Council of Elliston

District Council of Franklin Harbour

District Council of Kimba

Lower Eyre Council

City of Port Lincoln

District Council of Streaky Bay

District Council of Tumby Bay

City of Whyalla  | Whyalla District

Wudinna District Council