Inner West Council area

Industry composition

In 2023, the Household services sector accounted for 41.4% of employment in Inner West Council area. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (36.5% in 2012)

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.

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Employment composition
Inner West Council area202320172012
Industrynumber%. number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2820.41310.2940.1
Goods related27,03835.327,28136.326,26538.8
Household services31,66041.429,55539.324,72336.5
Business services12,80116.713,33317.712,45618.4
Public administration and safety4,7116.24,8706.54,1716.2
Total Industries76,530100.075,198100.067,726100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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