The Mount Barker District Council is located between 20 and 45 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. The District is bounded by the Adelaide Hills and Mid-Murray Council areas in the north, the Rural City of Murray Bridge in the east, the Alexandrina Council in the south and the City of Onkaparinga in the west.
The area is characterised by rural and rural-residential with rapidly growing urban areas. Key economic indicators for the region include:
- Gross Regional Product: $1.21 billion
- Population: 31,950
- Local jobs: 10,882
- Largest industry sector: Retail
- Number of local businesses: 2,664
- Employed residents: 16,803
(Source: Economy i.d.)
For further information regarding demographics for the region, please visit the demographics page.
The following facts sheets provide summary information about the key sectors of the local Mount Barker economy:
(The information supplied in these facts sheets comes from a wide variety of sources including: ABS and Census, Economy i.d. and reports associated with key individual sectors).