Economic and Community Profile


Economic Profile

The RDA Goldfields Esperance Economic Profile provides economic analysis for the Goldfields Esperance region by combining 11 different datasets to build a cohesive story of the regional economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other regions.

It is a public resource designed to be used by local government councils, community groups, investors, businesses, students and the general public. You can be confident about the quality of the information as it is derived from official sources and the most robust economic modelling, analysed and presented by experts and funded by RDA Goldfields Esperance. Each data source is maintained with the latest series so you can be sure you are using the most up to date information.

Data series for the Goldfields Esperance region include Gross Regional Product, local jobs, local businesses, employment, unemployment, population, building approvals, industry structure, journey to work and much more.


Economic Impact Modelling

RDA Goldfields Esperance can provide Economic Impact Modelling data which explores how changes in employment or output (sales) due to a new project, business or policy will impact on all other sectors of the economy. It does this by using an input-output model derived from the local economy microsimulation model by National Economics (NIEIR) to model the flow-on effects across different industries.

This provides RDA Goldfields Esperance with powerful evidence to strategically target new industry sectors which are likely to have the greatest positive economic impact.

If you would like an Economic Impact Modelling report for a project you have in mind, get in touch with us today.


Event Impact Assessment

Events are important contributors to local and regional economies. A successful well-run event can provide significant value to an area by adding jobs and money to the local economy and providing additional cultural and social benefits. Alternatively, the wrong event may have considerable negative impacts such as a loss of money or reputation.

The event impact calculator has been developed to enable RDA Goldfields Esperance to calculate the potential economic impact of a proposed event. This can be used in conjunction with other methods to help RDA Goldfields Esperance select the most appropriate events to support. This calculator alone cannot predict which events will be successful, however it can indicate the potential economic impact a successful event may have across a range of economic measures such as output, employment, wages and salaries and local jobs.

As events can also contribute to an area in other ways, such as socially, culturally and environmentally, it is import that other tools or methods are also use to evaluate the potential or benefit of an event.

If you would like an Event Impact Assessment for an event you are planning, get in touch with us.


Community Profile

The RDA Goldfields Esperance Community Profile enables you to analyse the population characteristics of the Goldfields Esperance region, understand how they have changed over time and how they benchmark against the state and the rest of the nation.

The profile presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing in 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 for the region and local government areas within it (e.g. suburbs). This data is presented in easy-to-use tables, charts and commentary covering a wide range of Census questions.