Sunshine Coast

Local sales

In Sunshine Coast, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $7,196 million in 2021/22.

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 prices2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing851.22.93.0568.72.52.2+282.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,
Wholesale Trade802.52.73.3702.43.13.6+100.1
Retail Trade1,546.85.25.01,
Accommodation and Food Services751.12.52.5560.02.51.9+191.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,
Information Media and Telecommunications511.81.72.3315.51.41.8+196.3
Financial and Insurance Services1,730.25.95.81,476.86.65.6+253.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,964.16.66.21,620.47.26.3+343.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,,410.86.37.0+655.4
Administrative and Support Services954.03.23.5729.83.33.3+224.2
Public Administration and Safety969.73.34.7823.63.74.2+146.1
Education and Training1,494.55.14.31,
Health Care and Social Assistance2,886.99.87.41,950.38.76.1+936.6
Arts and Recreation Services353.71.21.0201.90.90.9+151.8
Other Services674.42.32.3496.72.22.3+177.7
Total industries29,563.5100.0100.022,380.7100.0100.0+7,182.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©2023. 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 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 local sales by industry sectors in Sunshine Coast in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($7,196million or 24.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,887million or 9.8%)
  • Manufacturing ($2,458million or 8.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $12,541 million in total or 42.4% of the total local sales by total industry in the Sunshine Coast.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 20.1% in Construction; 7.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.1% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (24.3% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Mining (0.9% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (9.8% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in Sunshine Coast $increased by 7,183 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Sunshine Coast were for:

  • Construction (+$1,488 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$937 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$737 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$655 million)

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