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Sunshine Coast Council area

Value added

In the Sunshine Coast Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $1,906 million in 2019/20.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Sunshine Coast Council area. 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 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
Sunshine Coast Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing144.11.02.4244.52.13.6-100.4
Mining270.52.016.0144.01.213.1+126.6
Manufacturing853.56.26.8722.46.27.6+131.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services452.63.33.5378.93.33.6+73.7
Construction1,891.013.78.41,800.915.511.5+90.1
Wholesale Trade562.14.14.0456.73.94.1+105.5
Retail Trade1,023.37.44.9889.37.75.1+134.0
Accommodation and Food Services563.04.12.7575.75.03.1-12.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing517.83.75.6424.13.75.6+93.7
Information Media and Telecommunications205.91.51.6166.01.41.4+39.9
Financial and Insurance Services1,097.57.96.9910.97.96.5+186.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services773.85.63.3596.55.13.2+177.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services908.86.66.3703.16.16.2+205.7
Administrative and Support Services469.53.43.3447.93.93.2+21.6
Public Administration and Safety540.53.96.4468.24.05.9+72.3
Education and Training1,150.48.35.7863.47.45.7+286.9
Health Care and Social Assistance1,905.513.89.31,357.711.77.5+547.9
Arts and Recreation Services147.71.10.8123.11.10.8+24.6
Other Services334.02.42.1320.52.82.3+13.5
Total industries13,811.7100.0100.011,593.7100.0100.0+2,217.9

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. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in the Sunshine Coast Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,906 million or 13.8%)
  • Construction (1,891 million or 13.7%)
  • Education and Training (1,150 million or 8.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,947 million in total or 35.8% of the total value added by industry in the the Sunshine Coast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 9.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.4% in Construction and 5.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (2.0% compared to 16.0%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (13.7% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (13.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Education and Training (8.3% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Sunshine Coast Council area $increased by 2,218 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$548 million)
  • Education and Training (+$287 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$206 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$187 million)

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