RDA Sunshine Coast Region

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RDA Sunshine Coast Region


In the RDA Sunshine Coast Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $5,138 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the RDA Sunshine Coast Region 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
RDA Sunshine Coast Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing168.81.33.1245.12.04.0-76.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services630.64.93.7442.43.63.1+188.1
Wholesale Trade395.03.13.0340.02.83.4+55.0
Retail Trade109.60.82.2109.00.92.1+0.6
Accommodation and Food Services399.53.12.9330.82.73.0+68.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing782.66.14.6746.76.15.3+35.9
Information Media and Telecommunications635.34.93.7557.84.63.6+77.5
Financial and Insurance Services882.36.810.0896.07.38.1-13.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services62.60.50.750.90.40.5+11.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services629.24.96.5639.75.26.4-10.4
Administrative and Support Services210.01.61.6229.61.92.0-19.6
Public Administration and Safety1,,
Education and Training203.81.62.4220.51.82.1-16.7
Health Care and Social Assistance416.93.25.1316.42.63.8+100.4
Arts and Recreation Services142.11.11.5159.11.31.4-17.1
Other Services530.54.11.7425.63.52.0+104.9
Total industries12,933.8100.0100.012,236.3100.0100.0+697.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 total imports by industry sectors in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($5,138 million or 39.7%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($1,215 million or 9.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($882 million or 6.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $7,235 million in total or 55.9% of the total imports by industry in the the RDA Sunshine Coast Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 35.1% in Manufacturing; 5.1% in Public Administration and Safety and 10.0% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the RDA Sunshine Coast Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (39.7% compared to 35.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (9.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (3.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (6.8% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region increased by $697 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$286 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$188 million)
  • Other Services (+$105 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$100 million)

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