Ku-ring-gai Council area


In Ku-ring-gai Council area, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $2,237 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Ku-ring-gai 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 Ku-ring-gai 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
Ku-ring-gai Council area2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing23.60.22.428.00.32.3-4.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services21.60.22.530.40.32.8-8.9
Wholesale Trade393.13.84.6430.54.44.4-37.4
Retail Trade286.02.83.9327.13.33.8-41.1
Accommodation and Food Services195.91.92.7251.22.63.0-55.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing165.61.65.2189.11.95.8-23.5
Information Media and Telecommunications158.71.54.3169.91.73.5-11.2
Financial and Insurance Services603.55.910.1555.15.710.2+48.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,875.818.210.92,168.422.111.4-292.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,,122.711.48.3-16.7
Administrative and Support Services250.22.43.2325.03.33.6-74.7
Public Administration and Safety155.11.54.2154.41.63.9+0.7
Education and Training772.97.53.8651.56.63.8+121.4
Health Care and Social Assistance1,309.812.75.5939.89.64.7+370.0
Arts and Recreation Services85.
Other Services196.11.91.9212.42.21.9-16.2
Total industries10,309.2100.0100.09,823.0100.0100.0+486.2

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 Ku-ring-gai Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($2,237 million or 21.7%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($1,876 million or 18.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,310 million or 12.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,422 million in total or 52.6% of the total output by total industry in the Ku-ring-gai Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 11.9% in Construction; 10.9% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 5.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between output by industries of Ku-ring-gai Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (21.7% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (18.2% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (12.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (3.9% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Ku-ring-gai Council area increased by $486 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Ku-ring-gai Council area were for:

  • Construction (+$419 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$370 million)
  • Education and Training (+$121 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$59 million)

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