Sunshine Coast

Local sales

In Sunshine Coast, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $6,446 million in 2020/21.

Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales 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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Local sales by industry sector
Sunshine Coast - Constant prices2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing601.32.22.3580.02.42.2+21.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services533.71.93.4663.42.83.7-129.6
Wholesale Trade772.92.83.6721.13.03.3+51.9
Retail Trade1,419.05.14.61,
Accommodation and Food Services809.02.92.6674.02.82.6+135.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing924.73.34.9816.23.44.9+108.5
Information Media and Telecommunications395.01.42.0333.01.41.8+62.0
Financial and Insurance Services1,641.85.96.21,496.76.36.0+145.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,465.912.511.53,569.915.012.3-104.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,844.96.67.31,481.36.26.6+363.6
Administrative and Support Services818.12.93.2743.23.13.3+74.8
Public Administration and Safety933.33.44.5756.93.24.1+176.5
Education and Training1,343.14.84.21,
Health Care and Social Assistance2,707.69.87.61,955.88.26.1+751.9
Arts and Recreation Services354.51.31.1258.71.11.0+95.8
Other Services686.32.52.6548.82.32.5+137.4
Total industries27,750.2100.0100.023,847.1100.0100.0+3,903.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions) NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2017-18 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 local sales by industry sectors in Sunshine Coast in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($6,446million or 23.2%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($3,466million or 12.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,708million or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $12,620 million in total or 45.5% of the total local sales by total industry in the Sunshine Coast.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 18.7% in Construction; 11.5% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 7.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between local sales by industries of Sunshine Coast and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (23.2% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (9.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.3% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Mining (0.6% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in Sunshine Coast $increased by 3,903 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Sunshine Coast were for:

  • Construction (+$1,319 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$752 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$364 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$313 million)

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