Sunshine Coast

Industry composition

In 2022, the Household services sector accounted for 44.9% of employment in Sunshine Coast. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (38.6% in 2012)

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.

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Employment composition
Sunshine Coast202220172012
Industrynumber%. number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing3,1491.92,5912.02,4482.1
Goods related53,95633.247,47136.344,49438.6
Household services73,15244.953,83141.244,56538.6
Business services26,30916.220,86716.018,70616.2
Public administration and safety5,4733.45,5544.34,7964.2
Total Industries162,752100.0130,654100.0115,396100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©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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Sunshine Coast Council

economic profile