Gold Coast City


In Gold Coast City, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $8,643 million in 2019/20.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Gold Coast City Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import 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 imports
Gold Coast City2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,,492.07.14.8-284.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,825.57.64.91,510.57.24.8+315.0
Wholesale Trade648.02.73.3452.82.23.2+195.2
Retail Trade267.11.11.4188.00.91.3+79.1
Accommodation and Food Services587.42.42.7554.92.73.0+32.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing851.53.55.01,
Information Media and Telecommunications750.83.13.4717.53.43.1+33.3
Financial and Insurance Services2,334.59.79.62,114.310.18.2+220.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services85.60.40.678.00.40.5+7.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,677.17.07.2947.74.55.8+729.4
Administrative and Support Services314.21.31.9273.21.32.0+41.0
Public Administration and Safety2,412.010.05.91,914.09.15.2+498.0
Education and Training509.62.12.6291.11.42.3+218.5
Health Care and Social Assistance940.13.95.2491.12.33.6+449.0
Arts and Recreation Services148.60.61.3126.50.61.2+22.1
Other Services200.60.81.4149.80.71.4+50.8
Total industries24,075.8100.0100.020,930.5100.0100.0+3,145.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2016-17 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 imports by industry sectors in Gold Coast City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($8,643 million or 35.9%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($2,412 million or 10.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($2,334 million or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $13,389 million in total or 55.6% of the total imports by industry in the Gold Coast City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 34.6% in Manufacturing; 5.9% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.6% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (10.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (7.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (2.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.5% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Gold Coast City increased by $3,145 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Gold Coast City were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$938 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$729 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$498 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$449 million)

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