Inner West Council area


In the Inner West Council area, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $2,802 million in 2021/22.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Inner West Council area. 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 the Inner West Council area’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
Inner West Council area2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing54.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80.90.42.752.70.32.8+28.2
Wholesale Trade778.74.14.71,
Retail Trade1,,
Accommodation and Food Services755.14.02.4733.14.22.7+22.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,
Information Media and Telecommunications640.43.44.6485.62.73.7+154.8
Financial and Insurance Services648.63.410.4716.74.19.9-68.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,421.97.56.01,532.28.76.4-110.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,273.712.110.31,819.810.39.2+453.9
Administrative and Support Services678.43.63.7716.84.13.5-38.3
Public Administration and Safety872.64.64.4880.35.04.1-7.8
Education and Training1,
Health Care and Social Assistance1,366.17.25.81,
Arts and Recreation Services302.61.61.0260.61.51.1+42.0
Other Services500.02.71.6534.63.01.9-34.6
Total industries18,863.7100.0100.017,660.4100.0100.0+1,203.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©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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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the Inner West Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($2,802 million or 14.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($2,274 million or 12.1%)
  • Manufacturing ($2,199 million or 11.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $7,275 million in total or 38.6% of the total output by total industry in the the Inner West Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 12.9% in Construction; 10.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 10.2% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between output by industries of the Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (3.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Retail Trade (6.8% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.4% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Inner West Council area increased by $1,203 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the Inner West Council area were for:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$454 million)
  • Construction (+$324 million)
  • Education and Training (+$221 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$215 million)

Inner West Council

economic profile