RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula RegionEconomic profile
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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Industry composition

In 2018, the Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector accounted for 38.4% of employment in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (44.1% in 2008)

Understanding the economic role of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Mining, 2018: 2.9% Business services, 2018: 5.4% Public administration and safety, 2018: 7.7% Household services, 2018: 19.7% Goods related, 2018: 25.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 38.4% Mining, 2013: 1.7% Business services, 2013: 5.5% Public administration and safety, 2013: 6.0% Household services, 2013: 21.2% Goods related, 2013: 25.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 39.8% Mining, 2008: 0.1% Business services, 2008: 4.8% Public administration and safety, 2008: 4.1% Household services, 2008: 21.9% Goods related, 2008: 25.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 44.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula201820132008
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing71138.467039.874144.1
Goods related47725.843725.941925.0
Household services36419.735721.236921.9
Public administration and safety1437.71016.0694.1
Business services1005.4935.5804.8
Mining542.9291.720.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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