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Sunshine Coast Council area

Industry composition

In 2018, the Household services sector accounted for 41.8% of employment in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (35.3% in 2008)

Understanding the economic role of the RDA Sunshine Coast Region provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the RDA Sunshine Coast Region's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Mining, 2018: 0.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 2.1% Public administration and safety, 2018: 3.8% Business services, 2018: 15.9% Goods related, 2018: 36.1% Household services, 2018: 41.8% Mining, 2013: 0.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 2.2% Public administration and safety, 2013: 4.1% Business services, 2013: 16.7% Goods related, 2013: 36.9% Household services, 2013: 39.8% Mining, 2008: 0.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 2.4% Public administration and safety, 2008: 4.2% Business services, 2008: 15.2% Goods related, 2008: 42.6% Household services, 2008: 35.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Sunshine Coast Council area201820132008
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Household services59,05441.846,66939.839,61035.3
Goods related50,87936.143,32836.947,83742.6
Business services22,43015.919,54716.717,09915.2
Public administration and safety5,4103.84,8114.14,7074.2
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,9952.12,5722.22,6762.4
Mining3490.24460.42450.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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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