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Whyalla District

Industry composition

In 2018, the Goods related sector accounted for 40.6% of employment in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (50.6% 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 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 0.2% Public administration and safety, 2018: 4.4% Business services, 2018: 8.6% Mining, 2018: 8.7% Household services, 2018: 37.5% Goods related, 2018: 40.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 0.7% Public administration and safety, 2013: 3.7% Business services, 2013: 9.6% Mining, 2013: 7.7% Household services, 2013: 30.9% Goods related, 2013: 47.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 0.7% Public administration and safety, 2008: 3.7% Business services, 2008: 9.6% Mining, 2008: 6.3% Household services, 2008: 29.2% Goods related, 2008: 50.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Whyalla District201820132008
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Goods related3,44740.64,34547.44,53650.6
Household services3,18937.52,83230.92,62029.2
Mining7438.77077.75626.3
Business services7298.68839.68629.6
Public administration and safety3724.43383.73293.7
Agriculture, forestry and fishing200.2650.7640.7

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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