Inner West Council area

Industry composition

In 2020, the Household services sector accounted for 39.4% of employment in Inner West Council area. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (34.3% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of Inner West 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 Inner West Council area'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.

Employment composition
Inner West Council area202020152010
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1130.21460.21760.3
Mining60.0110.080.0
Goods related27,40736.726,05736.927,97741.7
Household services29,45339.427,26838.623,00534.3
Business services12,68017.012,49817.712,00217.9
Public administration and safety5,0036.74,7076.73,9695.9
Total Industries74,663100.070,687100.067,137100.0

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 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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Inner West Council

economic profile