RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

economic profile

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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Industry composition

In 2019, the Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector accounted for 41.1% of employment in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (45.6% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of 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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula'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.

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Employment composition
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing77841.167539.378545.6
Mining281.5482.840.3
Goods related50826.846126.840623.6
Household services35818.934019.837121.5
Business services985.2915.3834.8
Public administration and safety1246.61026.0734.2
Total Industries1,895100.01,716100.01,722100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

economic profile