EconSearch Completed Project

Project: Socio-Economic Profile of the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & KI RDA Region (2017)

Client: Regional Development Australia: Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & KI

Summary: An economic profile of the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island Regional Development Australia region for 2015/16 was prepared with the region covering 6 local government areas, namely Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker, Alexandrina, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and Kangaroo Island and the McLaren Vale region within the Onkaparinga City Council area. Estimates were provided of general socio-economic indicators including demographics, labour force, education and training and income and housing. A detailed economic structure of the regional economy was prepared with detail provided on the economic contribution of tourism to the regional economy.

In order to better understand the vulnerability of the local government areas within the region a community adaptive index was included in the report. The index is calculated as the weighted sum of sub-indices calculated for physical capital, economic capital, human capital and social capital. These capitals represent the endowment of resources available to communities, which are generally agreed to be positively correlated with community adaptive capacity.

Report: To download a copy of the report click here to visit the Council’s website.