Gold Coast economy

The Gold Coast is Australia's sixth largest city with one of the fastest growing economies in the country.

We are leading digital and business investment programs to establish the Gold Coast as Australia's fastest growing economy, driven by the adoption of telecommunications and cutting-edge technologies.

Economic reports

Gold Coast Economic Outlook 2023

Provides a brief overview of the Gold Coast's economic performance based on the most recent data release for 2021-22. Included analysis provides a comparison of the Gold Coast's economic performance against forecasts, comparable economies, and both the state and national level economies.

Gold Coast Economic Outlook 2023(PDF, 2MB)

Gold Coast Investment and Export Report 2023

Presents economic indicators related to investment and export up to 2020-21. The report suggests opportunities for growth and highlights insights for continued economic productivity and prosperity.

Gold Coast Investment and Export Report 2023(PDF, 2MB)

State of the Economy Report 2022

Covers an analysis of the Gold Coast economy and provides insight to the strengths, opportunities, and challenges of key industry sectors.

State of the Economy Report 2022(PDF, 5MB)

Sector reports

Gold Coast Screen Sector Economic Report 2023

Identifies the economic impact of the screen industry on the Gold Coast and the benefits to the city's overall economy.

Gold Coast Screen Sector Economic Report 2023(PDF, 2MB)

Gold Coast Sports Sector Economic Report 2023

Identifies the economic impact of the sport industry on the Gold Coast and the benefits to the city's overall economy.

Gold Coast Sport Sector Economic Report 2023(PDF, 3MB)

Sector overviews

Gold Coast Economy Overview 2023

Overview report on the Gold Coast and the benefit to the city's overall economy.

Gold Coast Economy Overview 2023(PDF, 61KB)

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Gold Coast Health & Medical Sector Overview 2023

Overview report on the health and medical sector on the Gold Coast and the benefit to the city's overall economy.

Gold Coast Health & Medical Sector Overview 2023(PDF, 54KB)

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Gold Coast Sport Sector Overview 2023

Overview report of the sport industry on the Gold Coast and the benefit to the city's overall economy.

Gold Coast Sport Sector Overview 2023(PDF, 100KB)

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Gold Coast Manufacturing Sector Overview 2023

Overview report of the manufacturing industry on the Gold Coast and the benefit to the city's overall economy.

Gold Coast Manufacturing Sector Overview 2023(PDF, 69KB)

Gold Coast Screen Sector Overview 2023

Overview report of the screen industry on the Gold Coast and the benefit to the city's overall economy.

Gold Coast Screen Sector Overview 2023(PDF, 428KB)

Previous reports

State of the Economy 2022 Prelude

This prelude to the Gold Coast's State of Economy report is designed to address the common questions that are important to local businesses.

State of the Economy 2022 Prelude(PDF, 4MB)

Gold Coast Economic Outlook May 2022

The Economic Outlook report is designed to provide a brief, non-technical overview of the Gold Coast's economic performance including post-COVID recovery and growth compared to the state and national level economies. The report is supplemented with short-term forecasts of the macroeconomic drivers of the Gold Coast economy.

Gold Coast Economic Outlook May 2022(PDF, 3MB)

Gold Coast's Marine Industry Report 2023

Identifies the economic impact of the marine industry on the Gold Coast and the benefits to the city's overall economy.

Gold Coast's Marine Industry Report April 2023(PDF, 8MB)

Gold Coast Manufacturing Insights

This technical research report intends to give businesses, local organisations, government stakeholders, and applied researchers an overview of the manufacturing industry on the Gold Coast and how it fits into the local economy, the economy of the state, and the national economy.

Gold Coast Manufacturing Insights 2022(PDF, 3MB)
Gold Coast Manufacturing Insights 2021(PDF, 3MB)

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Sources
City of Gold Coast uses a range of sources to compile this information. Wherever possible, external data sources including Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Queensland Treasury and Economy.Id have been used.