Gold Coast City

Value added

In Gold Coast City, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $3,562 million in 2019/20.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Gold Coast City. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product 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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Value added by industry sector
Gold Coast City2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing88.60.32.4156.20.63.6-67.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services607.62.03.5545.32.13.6+62.3
Wholesale Trade1,315.64.44.01,324.75.14.1-9.2
Retail Trade2,,999.87.75.1+216.4
Accommodation and Food Services1,636.85.42.71,556.66.03.1+80.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,437.84.85.61,
Information Media and Telecommunications682.82.31.6529.22.01.4+153.7
Financial and Insurance Services2,426.68.06.91,864.47.16.5+562.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,690.75.63.31,706.96.53.2-16.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,934.26.46.31,738.86.76.2+195.3
Administrative and Support Services1,520.55.03.31,323.55.13.2+196.9
Public Administration and Safety1,
Education and Training1,935.76.45.71,721.86.65.7+213.9
Health Care and Social Assistance3,561.911.89.32,327.48.97.5+1,234.5
Arts and Recreation Services588.51.90.8575.52.20.8+13.0
Other Services734.12.42.1722.42.82.3+11.6
Total industries30,207.8100.0100.026,080.4100.0100.0+4,127.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in Gold Coast City in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,562 million or 11.8%)
  • Construction (3,259 million or 10.8%)
  • Manufacturing (2,656 million or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 9,477 million in total or 31.4% of the total value added by industry in the Gold Coast City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 9.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.4% in Construction and 6.8% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (2.2% compared to 16.0%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Accommodation and Food Services (5.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (11.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Retail Trade (7.3% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Gold Coast City $increased by 4,127 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1,234 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$562 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$470 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$368 million)

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