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Value added

In Sunshine Coast, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $2,110 million in 2020/21.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Sunshine Coast. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Sunshine Coast’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product 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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Value added by industry sector
Sunshine Coast2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing312.32.23.1346.12.83.6-33.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services407.32.93.4420.43.43.8-13.1
Wholesale Trade443.83.24.1443.93.63.7-0.1
Retail Trade1,
Accommodation and Food Services555.84.02.8583.04.73.1-27.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing470.43.45.5476.43.96.0-6.0
Information Media and Telecommunications179.11.31.6192.41.61.4-13.4
Financial and Insurance Services882.76.36.5957.47.86.6-74.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services663.14.73.3639.65.23.3+23.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,
Administrative and Support Services567.34.13.5497.34.03.3+70.0
Public Administration and Safety590.54.26.6493.74.06.2+96.7
Education and Training1,
Health Care and Social Assistance2,109.915.110.11,476.212.07.8+633.7
Arts and Recreation Services193.61.40.9143.61.20.8+50.0
Other Services364.92.62.2348.32.82.3+16.6
Total industries14,005.8100.0100.012,348.9100.0100.0+1,656.9

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. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in Sunshine Coast in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,110 million or 15.1%)
  • Construction (1,862 million or 13.3%)
  • Education and Training (1,129 million or 8.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,101 million in total or 36.4% of the total value added by industry in the Sunshine Coast.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 10.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.4% in Construction and 6.0% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Sunshine Coast and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (1.4% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (15.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (13.3% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Retail Trade (7.9% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Sunshine Coast $increased by 1,657 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$634 million)
  • Construction (+$266 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$251 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$145 million)

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