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Economic overview

State and federal government infrastructure spending will see over $1 billion invested into Eurobodalla. Private developments are further supporting a strong tourism economy, housing demand is high and job opportunities are expanding.

Fast facts

As of 30 June 2021.

  • Population (2020): 38,952
  • Population forecast: 39,757
  • Land area: 3,427km2
  • Gross regional product (2020): 1.68 billion
  • Number of business (2020): 2,955
  • Key industries (output):
    • Construction
    • Rental hiring and real estate services
    • Health care and social assistance
  • Employment (FTE): 11,045
  • Key industries:
    • Health care and social assistance
    • Retail trade
    • Construction

In 2020-21, a total of $934.4M was spent in the local community with grocery stores, supermarkets and dining and entertainment venues the primary beneficiaries.

Ongoing building as part of the bushfire reconstruction effort and desirability of the coastal location has seen $119M in residential building approvals granted as of March 20-21.

More information

For further economic and social data, visit our full economic profile or contact:

Business Confidence Research 2021

Our first business confidence questionnaire was conducted in June-July 2021 to help Council understand local business sentiments.

The online questionnaire was undertaken anonymously by businesses with independent analysis to create the report. This statistically sound format will help Council in economic development decisions.

Key findings:

  • 46% of businesses predict annual revenue to increase over the next 12 months – only 22% predict a decrease
  • 30% of businesses predict the number of employees to increase – only 11% predict a decrease
  • 19% of businesses are considering selling or closing in the next 12 months
  • 52% of businesses have a business resilience/continuity plan

In addition to the quantitative findings, there were several free text questions that have been aggregated into themes to provide some meaning. To build trust in the process, comments from businesses have not been altered, although a context is required.

Teresa Lever, Manager Economic Development and Place Activation: