Hornsby Shire

Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 46.3% of employment in Hornsby Shire. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (40.9% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of Hornsby Shire Council provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the Hornsby Shire's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

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Employment composition
Hornsby Shire201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing5981.26001.25511.2
Mining50.0270.1260.1
Goods related17,50334.517,03235.518,52139.5
Household services23,46046.321,57444.919,17740.9
Business services7,64215.17,38615.47,16915.3
Public administration and safety1,4532.91,3952.91,4363.1
Total Industries50,661100.048,013100.046,880100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more.

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Hornsby Shire Council

economic profile