Strategies and Data

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Strategies and Data

We provide accurate and relevant data and statistics to Council and external customers across all aspects of the socio-economic domain. Isaac Regional Council provides the following research and statistical resources:

Our community profile provides information pertaining population, migration, education, work, housing, well-being and trends.

Our economic profile provides information obtaining economic, tourism, industry, and business data.

Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) Economic Publications

The Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) is an economic development body funded as an alliance of the three local governments in the region in collaboration with business, industry and community organisations.

The three regional councils of Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday are working together to improve the lives of residents and support the delivery of projects that benefit the wider region.

As a not-for-profit organisation, GW3’s financial support comes from the three councils, but operates independently and works closely with Regional Development Australia and State and Federal Governments to highlight the needs and priorities of the region

Greater Whitsunday Alliance

Population Forecast for the Isaac Local Government Area

The Economic and Population Review 2023: Isaac Local Government Area was commissioned by Council to review the current and future economic drivers affecting our communities and their potential impact on the region’s population projections. 

They key elements of the draft report are:

  • A review of economic drivers relevant to the Isaac Local Government Area and broad national and emerging trends which may influence regional economic growth and prosperity.
  • Development of forecasts of the resident and non-resident working population in the region utilizing the latest available population, workforce, and other relevant data to
  • Provision of a temporal analysis highlighting similarities and differences from the findings of the 2016 Economic and Population Review study undertaken by Norling Consulting Pty Ltd.



Strategies and Frameworks