Employment Rate on the Sunshine Coast

Feb 08, 2018 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

Recent data complied by Conus economists displays unemployment on the Sunshine Coast is down to 5 percent - the level now accepted as full employment.
The job creation led by the health sector and boosted by the opening of the new hospitals has seen the Sunshine Coast unemployment rate fall below Brisbane's (5.4%) for the second year in a row.
Of the 13,200 new positions created in 2017; more than half were part time and around 6200 full time. The health sector created more than half the new positions, other employment leaders were transport, postal, warehousing sector adding 2700, and construction adding 2300 jobs.


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Sunshine Coast Facts & Figures 2017

Feb 14, 2017 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

Current Population 341,054

Predicted Population 2036 536,000

No of working people 160,500

Average house price $515,000

Gross regional Product $16 billion

Five year change +17%

Visitors international and domestic

3,522,000 in 12 months to Sept 2016 (up 12.9%)

Biggest Current Industries

Construction $1.4 billion

Health care and social assistance $1.3 billion

Financial & insurance services $1.1 billion

Key Industries for Jobs Growth

Rental, hiring and real estate

Arts and recreation


Health care and social assistance

Accommodation & food

Education & Training

Personal services

Source: The Courier Mail


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Capturing the Leisure Dollar

Feb 03, 2016 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

Glamping Comes to the Coast

$10 million buys some serious tents, think 84 sqm with king size beds and alfresco dining. A five-star caravaning and camping resort called Rivershore is underdevelopment at Bli Bli, along the Maroochy River. Looking to attract conference groups to the region with its giant marque and one of the largest heated pools on the coast, bookings are already underway. Best thing is the Project Manager has hired all local trades-persons for the job.

More Leisure Centre News

The Big 4 Forest Glen has had plans approved for a bar, cinema, pool, library and meeting room to add to its current facilities.

Caloundras not missing out

The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre has had a $7 million makeover. Looking to attract the corporate team building market, the upgrade includes state of the art caving system, indoor climbing wall and self-contained accommodation.



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Insuring our Future

Dec 10, 2015 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

A & G Insurance whose well-known brands of  Budget Direct and Compare the Market, have recently announced they are planning to double their workforce within two years. The company has just celebrated 15 years in business and contributes $15 million to the local economy. Currently employing 270, the company plans to expand to a second office, housing the new staff, within the Kawana Hospital precinct.  ..

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Economic Report

Sep 17, 2014 Ann Lindner Comments (0)

The University of the Sunshine Coast has detailed an optimistic outlook for the coast, with room for improvement. ..

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