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In Gold Coast City, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $11,804 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Gold Coast City. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Gold Coast City’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

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

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

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Gold Coast City2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing470.20.73.3451.80.83.5+18.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,505.02.24.11,
Wholesale Trade2,633.83.83.52,579.24.43.6+54.5
Retail Trade3,898.35.63.83,
Accommodation and Food Services3,522.25.13.03,
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,357.94.86.62,772.34.76.6+585.6
Information Media and Telecommunications1,587.02.31.81,
Financial and Insurance Services3,525.55.15.32,652.34.54.5+873.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services10,597.015.29.49,413.615.98.3+1,183.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,555.45.15.83,
Administrative and Support Services3,,
Public Administration and Safety1,634.52.34.51,584.82.74.4+49.8
Education and Training2,718.43.93.82,
Health Care and Social Assistance4,446.66.46.12,643.74.53.9+1,802.9
Arts and Recreation Services1,798.22.61.01,675.42.81.0+122.8
Other Services1,512.22.22.11,344.52.31.9+167.7
Total industries69,646.4100.0100.059,042.2100.0100.0+10,604.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 output by industry sectors in Gold Coast City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($11,804 million or 16.9%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($10,597 million or 15.2%)
  • Manufacturing ($6,992 million or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $29,393 million in total or 42.2% of the total output by total industry in the Gold Coast City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 13.4% in Construction; 9.4% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 9.9% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (1.5% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (15.2% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (16.9% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.7% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Gold Coast City increased by $10,604 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Gold Coast City were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1,803 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$1,183 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$873 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$767 million)

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