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Our Economy

​​Use our series of web-based tools below to learn more about the Ashburton District economy. This information is regularly updated so that you are only getting the latest data and insights.

Council has contracted Infometrics to gather and deliver our district economic information, including research, analysis and forecasts. These reports and insights can assist businesses and other organisations in their policy, planning and strategic decisions. Infometrics gather their data from a variety of sources including Statistics New Zealand and taxation data.

The Economic Profile includes annual data at a​ district, urban and rural level about:

  • Economy
  • Employment
  • Productivity
  • Population
  • Businesses
  • Living Standards
  • Skills
  • Tourism

The Quarterly Economic Profiles provide information throughout the year on the following economic indicators:

  • Traffic
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Guest Nights
  • Retail
  • Consents
  • House Sales
  • Employment
  • Dairy