Regional statistics tell powerful stories
Up-to-date, credible demographic and economic analysis on the Murraylands and Riverland region is available free of charge online, and our businesses and councils are using it to make better decisions and obtain more funding.
Statistics are powerful. Using numbers as evidence can effectively strengthen any argument – especially when you’re pitching to an investor.
Bill Efrosinis from Autumn Fruits knew this when he applied for a government grant recently.
“The data was used to add value to the funding submission, to demonstrate the benefit of our enterprise’s project for regional economic development. In a nutshell – if we grow, how much will the region grow?”
The economic modelling used by Autumn Fruits is available online, free for anyone to use.
“Once you have your forecasted growth figures, contact RDA – you’ll be amazed at how the multiplier effect of your growth and success contributes to the region’s growth and success.”
Information is presented in clear maps, tables and charts with concise factual commentary, and the online tools can be can be interrogated to obtain the precise information you need.
“We sought the assistance of RDA staff to ensure figures were entered correctly and data interpreted effectively. RDA provided PDFs of the reports generated.”
The tools are maintained using the latest data from official sources like the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which is subject to the most robust modelling and analysis by experts.
“We understand the economic benefit of growth within our own enterprise, however we are not able to determine the multiplier effect of our business growth for the region – this tool is credible and calculates it for you,” says Bill.
Available datasets include factors like population and age structure, occupations and qualifications, numbers of local jobs and businesses, housing sizes and tenures, building approvals, disability, volunteering, and much more.
The data forms a cohesive story of the Murraylands and Riverland’s local economy and community, how it is changing, and how it compares to other areas.
The tools provide a basis for making evidence-based decisions on how to deliver products and services for the community as it changes.
RDA Murraylands and Riverland is proud to fund this public