RDA Sunshine Coast Region

economic profile

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Sunshine Coast Council area

Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 39.9% of employment in Sunshine Coast Council area. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (35.5% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of 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 Sunshine Coast Council area'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.

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Employment composition
Sunshine Coast Council area201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing3,7062.52,5062.02,6662.4
Mining3840.34680.43080.3
Goods related56,16737.645,32037.147,06542.3
Household services59,66239.949,22340.339,57235.5
Business services23,18615.519,94116.317,13415.4
Public administration and safety6,2584.24,8163.94,6284.2
Total Industries149,362100.0122,273100.0111,373100.0

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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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

economic profile