Esperance has a population just under 15,000, with significant coastal assets and a mixed economy of agriculture, mining, tourism and fishing. The Esperance port provides infrastructure for the whole region as the entry and exit point for north to south transport. Tourism based on natural attractions, is an important and growing industry in the region.
Esperance’s gross regional product is approximately $1.3 billion which is attributed to
- 28% agriculture
- 13% mining
- 8% tourism
The unemployment rate in Esperance is historically low and Esperance is going through unprecedented amount of public investment.
Esperance offers a unique opportunity to investors. It is well serviced by both natural assets and key infrastructure, including;
- The deepest Port in the Southern Hemisphere
- A transport and logistic hub
- A gas pipeline that runs from the Pilbara through to Esperance
- Standard rail gauge to bring product to the port
- An airport
- Large retail segment
- Large agriculture producing region
- Natural beauty providing for lifestyle choice and tourism opportunities
- Access to the Southern Ocean
More information on the Esperance economy can be found by visiting the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission’s Economic Profile, here or by reading the Esperance and the South-East Region Investment Prospectus here.