Noosa Council monitors key economic indicators annually and a wider range of data across census periods. This information is used to inform the development of policy and programs by Council, industry, institutions and organisations.
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. The local economy is reliant on tourism and population driven industry sectors and will benefit from a more diversified economic base that is geared more towards knowledge-based industry sectors.
Noosa Shire Economic Profile 2017
Read the full Noosa Shire Economic Profile[2MB] (based on information from the 2016 Census and produced in 2017).
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. Regional Profile
Additional statistical data and information can be sourced via:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Government Statistician, Queensland Treasury and Trade
- Sunshine Coast Business Confidence Survey
Tourism, along with retail and health services, is recognised as a key Noosa economic driver. Visit the Tourism Noosa website for more information.