RDA Sunshine Coast Region

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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Local sales

In the RDA Sunshine Coast Region, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $6,970 million in 2018/19.

Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Local sales by industry sector
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing758.62.62.1678.52.62.0+80.1
Mining135.10.51.587.80.31.5+47.3
Manufacturing1,881.66.47.01,908.67.28.6-27.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services791.52.74.3669.62.53.7+121.9
Construction6,969.723.720.27,196.027.328.6-226.3
Wholesale Trade745.52.53.3788.03.03.4-42.5
Retail Trade1,136.73.93.81,098.54.23.7+38.2
Accommodation and Food Services1,045.93.62.8788.43.02.4+257.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing895.73.04.8904.13.44.8-8.4
Information Media and Telecommunications450.81.52.3369.51.41.8+81.3
Financial and Insurance Services1,952.86.66.21,507.35.75.2+445.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,642.715.814.04,178.215.811.5+464.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,920.36.57.01,440.75.55.7+479.6
Administrative and Support Services955.33.23.6853.73.23.3+101.6
Public Administration and Safety971.33.34.1819.63.13.9+151.8
Education and Training1,138.13.93.71,002.23.83.2+135.9
Health Care and Social Assistance2,328.47.96.61,487.35.64.3+841.2
Arts and Recreation Services210.90.70.9197.10.70.8+13.8
Other Services476.31.62.1400.01.51.8+76.3
Total industries29,407.5100.0100.026,375.0100.0100.0+3,032.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .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 local sales by industry sectors in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($6,970million or 23.7%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($4,643million or 15.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,328million or 7.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $13,941 million in total or 47.4% of the total local sales by total industry in the the RDA Sunshine Coast Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 20.2% in Construction; 14.0% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 6.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (23.7% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (15.8% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.0% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (2.7% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region $increased by 3,032 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$841 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$480 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$465 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$446 million)

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