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Sunshine Coast Council area

Local sales

In the Sunshine Coast Council area, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $6,104 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
Sunshine Coast Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing655.52.62.1578.62.62.0+76.9
Mining122.20.51.574.40.31.5+47.8
Manufacturing1,664.76.77.01,675.07.58.6-10.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services699.02.84.3596.32.73.7+102.7
Construction6,104.424.520.26,110.327.528.6-5.8
Wholesale Trade645.42.63.3680.33.13.4-35.0
Retail Trade958.83.83.8922.64.23.7+36.3
Accommodation and Food Services877.23.52.8640.92.92.4+236.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing772.93.14.8761.33.44.8+11.6
Information Media and Telecommunications398.21.62.3317.11.41.8+81.1
Financial and Insurance Services1,740.57.06.21,325.26.05.2+415.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,439.013.814.03,234.714.611.5+204.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,606.56.47.01,183.25.35.7+423.3
Administrative and Support Services792.83.23.6697.13.13.3+95.7
Public Administration and Safety863.73.54.1730.53.33.9+133.2
Education and Training998.24.03.7881.44.03.2+116.8
Health Care and Social Assistance2,043.68.26.61,310.25.94.3+733.4
Arts and Recreation Services178.80.70.9162.50.70.8+16.2
Other Services390.31.62.1325.91.51.8+64.3
Total industries24,951.8100.0100.022,207.5100.0100.0+2,744.3

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 Sunshine Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($6,104million or 24.5%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($3,439million or 13.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,044million or 8.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $11,587 million in total or 46.4% of the total local sales by total industry in the the Sunshine Coast Council area.

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 Sunshine Coast Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (24.5% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.1% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (8.2% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (2.8% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the Sunshine Coast Council area $increased by 2,744 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$733 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$423 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$415 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$236 million)

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