Hornsby Shire


In Hornsby Shire, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $1,726 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Hornsby Shire. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Hornsby Shire’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Hornsby Shire2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing122.11.02.4133.61.12.3-11.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services219.11.82.5249.22.12.8-30.1
Wholesale Trade629.65.24.6641.55.34.4-11.9
Retail Trade724.96.03.9747.76.23.8-22.8
Accommodation and Food Services314.22.62.7405.03.33.0-90.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing491.04.15.2515.14.35.8-24.1
Information Media and Telecommunications446.93.74.3392.43.23.5+54.6
Financial and Insurance Services618.05.110.1589.04.910.2+29.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,174.59.710.91,316.910.911.4-142.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services921.87.69.3912.17.58.3+9.7
Administrative and Support Services300.82.53.2380.93.13.6-80.1
Public Administration and Safety272.22.34.2252.52.13.9+19.7
Education and Training659.75.53.8677.75.63.8-18.0
Health Care and Social Assistance1,448.712.05.5958.37.94.7+490.4
Arts and Recreation Services124.
Other Services341.72.81.9350.82.91.9-9.0
Total industries12,053.3100.0100.012,100.9100.0100.0-47.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2019/20 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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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in Hornsby Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($1,726 million or 14.3%)
  • Manufacturing ($1,513 million or 12.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,449 million or 12.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,688 million in total or 38.9% of the total output by total industry in the Hornsby Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 11.9% in Construction; 9.9% in Manufacturing and 5.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between output by industries of Hornsby Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (12.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (5.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (12.6% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (0.0% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Hornsby Shire decreased by $-48 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Hornsby Shire were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$490 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$249 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$55 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$29 million)

Hornsby Shire Council

economic profile