Sunshine Coast

Industry composition

In 2021, the Household services sector accounted for 42.3% of employment in Sunshine Coast. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (38.2% in 2011)

Understanding the economic role of Sunshine Coast Council provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of Sunshine Coast's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Sunshine Coast202120162011
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing3,5142.42,7782.12,4272.1
Goods related50,27634.645,15634.744,55839.0
Household services61,53642.355,01642.343,62238.2
Business services24,00316.521,87616.818,53216.2
Public administration and safety5,6503.94,9673.84,7954.2
Total Industries145,487100.0130,115100.0114,229100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Sunshine Coast Council

economic profile