Sunshine Coast

Local sales

In Sunshine Coast, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $8,223 million in 2022/23.

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 prices2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing738.42.21.9593.52.31.9+144.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services788.52.34.1662.52.63.8+126.0
Wholesale Trade1,
Retail Trade1,639.64.94.31,347.95.24.4+291.6
Accommodation and Food Services1,,
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,541.44.66.91,
Information Media and Telecommunications703.72.12.3338.71.31.5+365.0
Financial and Insurance Services1,989.25.95.31,478.35.74.9+510.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,575.97.76.72,
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,,570.86.16.4+577.1
Administrative and Support Services1,
Public Administration and Safety1,
Education and Training1,473.14.43.7996.13.93.2+476.9
Health Care and Social Assistance3,387.510.17.42,,149.8
Arts and Recreation Services422.81.31.0273.61.11.0+149.2
Other Services854.02.52.5613.82.42.4+240.3
Total industries33,648.7100.0100.025,761.1100.0100.0+7,887.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($8,223million or 24.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($3,388million or 10.1%)
  • Manufacturing ($2,586million or 7.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $14,196 million in total or 42.2% of the total local sales by total industry in the Sunshine Coast.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 20.2% in Construction; 7.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 7.7% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Mining (0.7% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (24.4% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (10.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (4.6% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in Sunshine Coast $increased by 7,888 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

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

  • Construction (+$1,288 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$1,150 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$594 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$577 million)

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