Gold Coast Marine Sector

$244m

VALUE ADDED

2018/19

2,914

LOCAL JOBS

2018/19

510

BUSINESSES

2019

Export

WORKFORCE PROFILE

47%

CERTIFICATE QUALIFIED

BOATBUILDER

MAIN OCCUPATION

KEY HUB

COOMERA

 

VALUE ADDED

The Gold Coast Marine Sector generated $652 million in output and $244 million in value added in 2018/19. 

This represented 14% of the total state Marine Sector output and 3% of the nation's.

In 2018/19, 61% ($148M) of value was generated by ship and boat building and repair activities.

This represented over half (54%) the state's output in this area.

In 2018/19, 61% ($148M) of value was generated by ship and boat building and repair activities.

This represented over half (54%) the state's output in this area.

Value in the sector has grown by 48% since 2011, or 5.1% per annum.

This is above average growth with the total Gold Coast economy only growing by 4.4% per annum over the same period.

 

LOCAL JOBS

The Gold Coast Marine Sector is the second largest in the State, supporting almost 3,000 jobs - 15% of QLD's total. On a national level, it is the 7th largest.

No 1

Location for Boatbuilding and Repair Services jobs in Australia

Value in the sector has grown by 48% since 2011, or 5.1% per annum.

This is above average growth with the total Gold Coast economy only growing by 4.4% per annum over the same period.

 

BUSINESSES

In 2019, almost half (46%) of registered businesses were in ship and boat building and repair activities.

Another 17% were in retail activities.

Registered business numbers​ have slowly declined since 2011, led by falls in the two main industries.

Despite a fall in business numbers, employment has grown suggest growth in businesses that have survived.

WORKFORCE PROFILE

The Gold Coast Marine Sector workforce is generally characterised by male middle aged workers in full-time technical based occupations with engineering/construction based qualifications.

40

years

old

Median Age

Male

85%

Female

15%

29% Born o/s

83% Full-Time

$53,000

Median Income

 

GEOGRAPHY

In 2016, Coomera had an estimated 1,142 workers in the Marine Sector, just over half (54%) the Gold Coast total. The majority (90%) were working in ship and boat building.

 
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