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Sunshine Coast Council area

Local sales

In the Sunshine Coast Council area, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $7,248 million in 2019/20.

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 prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing334.61.21.5452.32.02.4-117.7
Mining143.70.51.661.60.32.3+82.2
Manufacturing1,736.86.17.31,706.37.48.2+30.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services911.93.24.6679.32.93.9+232.6
Construction7,248.525.520.66,153.826.524.1+1,094.7
Wholesale Trade735.12.63.3661.32.93.3+73.8
Retail Trade1,242.44.44.21,046.14.54.1+196.3
Accommodation and Food Services741.42.62.6655.22.82.5+86.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,050.53.75.3749.13.24.8+301.4
Information Media and Telecommunications449.01.62.3316.21.41.7+132.8
Financial and Insurance Services1,784.06.36.11,405.26.15.7+378.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,133.714.511.63,193.713.811.4+939.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,636.65.86.71,277.75.56.1+358.8
Administrative and Support Services790.62.83.3736.13.23.4+54.5
Public Administration and Safety829.02.94.5753.93.34.1+75.1
Education and Training1,243.94.44.0982.24.23.7+261.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2,559.89.07.21,677.17.25.3+882.6
Arts and Recreation Services295.11.01.0222.41.00.9+72.7
Other Services558.62.02.2465.02.02.2+93.6
Total industries28,425.1100.0100.023,194.4100.0100.0+5,230.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions) NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .id (informed decisions). 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 ($7,248million or 25.5%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($4,134million or 14.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,560million or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $13,942 million in total or 49.0% 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 20.6% in Construction; 11.6% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 7.2% 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 (25.5% compared to 20.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (14.5% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (9.0% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Public Administration and Safety (2.9% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the Sunshine Coast Council area $increased by 5,231 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Sunshine Coast Council area were for:

  • Construction (+$1,095 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$940 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$883 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$379 million)

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