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Sunshine Coast Council area

Output

In the Sunshine Coast Council area, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $6,104 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Sunshine Coast Council area. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Sunshine Coast Council area’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Sunshine Coast Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,075.63.53.3792.93.03.5+282.7
Mining332.51.19.5136.30.56.9+196.2
Manufacturing2,564.08.39.92,300.08.812.7+264.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services750.42.44.1644.82.53.6+105.7
Construction6,104.419.813.46,110.323.420.0-5.8
Wholesale Trade815.02.63.5883.93.43.6-68.9
Retail Trade1,801.05.83.81,451.05.63.7+350.0
Accommodation and Food Services1,380.84.53.01,163.74.52.8+217.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,296.14.26.61,121.14.36.6+174.9
Information Media and Telecommunications515.31.71.8353.41.41.5+161.9
Financial and Insurance Services2,048.06.65.31,441.25.54.5+606.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,459.111.29.43,339.212.88.3+119.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,826.55.95.81,307.05.05.2+519.5
Administrative and Support Services990.83.23.1778.93.02.6+211.9
Public Administration and Safety910.93.04.5770.32.94.4+140.6
Education and Training1,287.14.23.81,113.74.33.3+173.4
Health Care and Social Assistance2,764.69.06.11,555.46.03.9+1,209.3
Arts and Recreation Services300.01.01.0299.21.11.0+0.8
Other Services623.02.02.1565.52.21.9+57.6
Total industries30,845.3100.0100.026,127.7100.0100.0+4,717.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (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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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the Sunshine Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($6,104 million or 19.8%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($3,459 million or 11.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,765 million or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $12,328 million in total or 40.0% of the total output by total industry in the the Sunshine Coast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 13.4% in Construction; 9.4% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 6.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between output by industries of the Sunshine Coast Council area and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (1.1% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (19.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (9.0% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (4.2% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Sunshine Coast Council area increased by $4,718 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1,209 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$607 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$519 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$350 million)

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