RDA Sunshine Coast RegionEconomic profile
Skip to content

Sunshine Coast Council area

Value added

In Sunshine Coast Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the most productive industry, generating $1,900 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in RDA Sunshine Coast Region. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of RDA Sunshine Coast Region’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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysis section. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.

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

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Value added by industry sector
Sunshine Coast Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$m%Regional QLD%$m%Regional QLD%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing464.93.44.9381.53.56.4+83.4
Mining210.71.523.5118.11.119.1+92.6
Manufacturing849.06.26.0689.56.36.1+159.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services341.32.53.5310.42.83.2+30.8
Construction1,815.113.28.61,731.615.714.7+83.4
Wholesale Trade468.13.43.1457.84.23.4+10.3
Retail Trade1,105.28.04.9857.77.85.1+247.5
Accommodation and Food Services662.74.83.5542.24.93.5+120.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing505.43.74.6406.43.74.5+99.0
Information Media and Telecommunications252.21.81.3169.11.51.1+83.1
Financial and Insurance Services1,185.78.64.8840.57.64.2+345.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services564.74.13.0570.55.23.0-5.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services940.56.84.2677.76.23.9+262.9
Administrative and Support Services554.54.03.2401.63.62.7+152.9
Public Administration and Safety609.54.44.5452.34.14.7+157.2
Education and Training886.56.44.9826.77.55.1+59.8
Health Care and Social Assistance1,899.613.88.31,165.710.66.3+733.9
Arts and Recreation Services126.20.90.9120.41.10.9+5.8
Other Services326.02.42.2290.62.62.2+35.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (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

Value added by industry sector 2018/19
Value added by industry sector 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 23.5% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 3.5% Construction, Regional QLD: 8.6% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 3.1% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 3.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 3.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 4.5% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 4.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 8.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 0.9% Other Services, Regional QLD: 2.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine Coast Council area: 3.4% Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: 1.5% Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 2.5% Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: 13.2% Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: 3.4% Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.8% Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.4% Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 0.9% Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 2.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,900 million or 13.8%)
  • Construction ($1,815 million or 13.2%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($1,186 million or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,900 million in total or 35.6% of the total value added by industry in Sunshine Coast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional QLD accounted for 8.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.6% in Construction; and 4.8% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Sunshine Coast Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (13.8% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (13.2% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (8.6% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (1.5% compared to 23.5%)

Change in value added by industry sector, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in value added by industry sector, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$83.4 million Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$92.6 million Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$159.5 million Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$30.8 million Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$83.4 million Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$10.3 million Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$247.5 million Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$120.4 million Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$99.0 million Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$83.1 million Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$345.2 million Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$5.8 million Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$262.9 million Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$152.9 million Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$157.2 million Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$59.8 million Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$733.9 million Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$5.8 million Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$35.4 million
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Sunshine Coast Council area increased by 2,757.4 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$734 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$345 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$263 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$248 million)

v20.6.18-1.0.0