Tracking local spending

Person ringing up an order at a restaurant till

Council has recently partnered with Spendmapp to accurately capture transaction activity across our District. Spendmapp uses real, continuous and comprehensive bank transaction data to create a live snapshot of the economic activity across the townships and businesses in the Mount Barker District.

It shows how long-term trends that are reshaping activity and how short-term shocks, events and economic development initiatives impact spending in different sectors.

Council aims use this information to work with the business community, build economic  resilience, target investments, evaluate events, and implement planning and economic development strategies.

Did you know:

  • the biggest spending day in our district for the past 3 years was the 23 December
  • visitors to Hahndorf spent $107.6m in the past 12 months to Feb 2022
  • residents spent $48m in the Adelaide CBD in the past 12 months, the most of any suburb outside of our district?

There are many ways Spendmapp can be used to inform policy and investment decisions for council, but also for individual businesses, investors and township associations. It can provide answers to many questions.

If you would like to learn more, or be provided with greater detail on what Spendmapp can provide please contact Council’s economic development manager, Tim Boundy.

Connect team | Friday 25, March 2022

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