Sunshine Coast


In Sunshine Coast, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $5,235 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Sunshine Coast Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total imports
Sunshine Coast2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing408.62.73.7273.92.33.4+134.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services492.73.32.5327.72.82.4+165.0
Wholesale Trade591.94.03.3503.44.33.2+88.5
Retail Trade173.91.21.5128.71.11.3+45.3
Accommodation and Food Services424.92.83.7408.43.54.2+16.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing970.26.56.8565.04.85.0+405.2
Information Media and Telecommunications701.94.73.6474.04.02.7+227.9
Financial and Insurance Services1,
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services66.10.40.582.30.70.9-16.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,
Administrative and Support Services282.81.91.7139.41.21.4+143.4
Public Administration and Safety1,548.710.45.41,
Education and Training237.11.62.3205.01.71.7+32.2
Health Care and Social Assistance449.73.04.2455.33.93.9-5.6
Arts and Recreation Services190.61.31.2220.51.91.3-29.9
Other Services99.90.71.2179.71.51.4-79.8
Total industries14,927.4100.0100.011,776.2100.0100.0+3,151.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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 total imports by industry sectors in Sunshine Coast in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($5,235 million or 35.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($1,549 million or 10.4%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($1,223 million or 8.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $8,007 million in total or 53.6% of the total imports by industry in the Sunshine Coast.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 33.3% in Manufacturing; 5.4% in Public Administration and Safety and 8.3% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Sunshine Coast and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (10.4% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (5.4% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (35.1% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (3.0% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Sunshine Coast increased by $3,151 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in Sunshine Coast were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$1,286 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$475 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$434 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$405 million)

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