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Noosa Shire Council

Economic Profile Economic Profile

Noosa Council commissioned the AEC Group Limited to prepare an Economic Profile for Noosa Shire. 

The Economic Profile is used to inform development of the Noosa Local Economic Plan, monitor economic activity over time and inform and assist business and industry in decision making.  

The Noosa Economy is strong and growing. It reflects many national trends such as an ageing population and growth in the health care and social services,professional, scientific and technical services.  However the Noosa economy is reliant on tourism and population driven industry sectors and could benefit from a more diversified economic base that is geared more towards knowledge-based industry sectors. 

Economic Profile October 2017 - Report

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the current status of the economy in terms of the Key Performance Indicators and general economic data. This data will form a baseline for future measurement for economic progress in the Shire.

Read the full Noosa Shire Economic Profile [2MB] (based on information from the 2011 Census and produced in 2015).

Local Economic Plan Priority Industry Sectors - Report

The Local Economic Plan outlined priority industry sectors.  These were customised sectors developed by applying proportions of individual 4-digit Australian New Zealand Standard Industry Classification codes.  These were then used to calculate employment numbers and industry value add (the total value of all goods and services produced by an industry after deducting the cost of goods and services used in the process of production), for each customised priority industry sector. This document provides an overview of each sector and forms the basis for tracking their development.

Data and Statistics

The Queensland Government Statisticians Office provides a wide range of demographic, economic and social data relating to Queensland -  including Regional Profile Reports that can be quickly and easily generated.

Additional statistical data and information can be sourced via:


Tourism, along with retail and health services, is recognised as a key Noosa economic driver. Visit the Tourism Noosa website for more information.