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Sunshine Coast Council area

Output

In the Sunshine Coast Council area, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $7,248 million in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing427.81.33.0656.82.44.3-229.0
Mining486.81.411.6132.00.59.1+354.8
Manufacturing2,817.78.410.42,406.29.012.5+411.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services982.12.94.1729.02.73.6+253.2
Construction7,248.521.613.76,153.822.916.5+1,094.7
Wholesale Trade1,123.73.33.5890.33.33.6+233.4
Retail Trade1,747.15.23.71,450.35.43.7+296.9
Accommodation and Food Services1,279.63.82.71,132.34.22.7+147.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,432.34.36.81,074.84.06.3+357.6
Information Media and Telecommunications535.71.61.9357.01.31.4+178.8
Financial and Insurance Services2,007.96.05.11,569.65.84.7+438.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,325.112.98.03,295.112.38.0+1,030.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,788.85.35.41,412.55.35.5+376.3
Administrative and Support Services861.42.62.6833.83.12.6+27.6
Public Administration and Safety874.42.64.6795.43.04.3+78.9
Education and Training1,683.95.03.71,169.04.43.5+514.9
Health Care and Social Assistance2,864.78.56.21,882.27.04.7+982.5
Arts and Recreation Services437.61.31.1323.71.21.0+113.8
Other Services680.32.01.9609.02.31.9+71.3
Total industries33,605.4100.0100.026,872.9100.0100.0+6,732.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($7,248 million or 21.6%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($4,325 million or 12.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,865 million or 8.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $14,438 million in total or 43.0% of the total output by total industry in the the Sunshine Coast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 13.7% in Construction; 8.0% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 6.2% 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 (1.4% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (21.6% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (12.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (4.3% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Sunshine Coast Council area increased by $6,733 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output 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 (+$1,030 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$982 million)
  • Education and Training (+$515 million)

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