Gold Coast City


In Gold Coast City, Manufacturing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $3,297 million in 2020/21.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside Gold Coast City boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
Gold Coast City2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing106.70.76.3142.11.16.9-35.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services244.91.64.5133.41.14.8+111.5
Wholesale Trade1,655.710.64.4812.46.43.7+843.3
Retail Trade1,,
Accommodation and Food Services2,151.413.82.72,
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,
Information Media and Telecommunications253.41.61.1254.92.00.7-1.5
Financial and Insurance Services697.54.53.4519.04.12.9+178.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services249.31.60.7305.22.40.9-55.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services321.02.13.4339.92.74.2-18.9
Administrative and Support Services660.14.21.4543.44.31.0+116.7
Public Administration and Safety109.20.75.887.60.75.1+21.6
Education and Training606.83.93.4470.33.73.5+136.5
Health Care and Social Assistance702.64.54.9270.62.13.3+432.0
Arts and Recreation Services1,
Other Services413.52.71.5327.22.61.5+86.3
Total industries15,584.0100.0100.012,619.5100.0100.0+2,964.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in Gold Coast City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (3,297 million or 21.2%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,151 million or 13.8%)
  • Wholesale Trade (1,656 million or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,105 million in total or 45.6% of the total exports by industry in the Gold Coast City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 16.1% in Manufacturing; 2.7% in Accommodation and Food Services and 4.4% in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (4.8% compared to 28.6%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Accommodation and Food Services (13.8% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Wholesale Trade (10.6% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Retail Trade (8.2% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in Gold Coast City $increased by 2,964 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Gold Coast City were for:

  • Wholesale Trade (+$843 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$432 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$370 million)
  • Mining (+$320 million)

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