North Sydney Council area


In North Sydney Council area, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services had the largest output by industry, generating $12,089 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in North Sydney 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 North Sydney 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
North Sydney Council area2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing59.30.12.473.40.22.3-14.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,,
Wholesale Trade900.81.94.61,
Retail Trade734.01.53.9529.01.53.8+205.0
Accommodation and Food Services1,
Transport, Postal and Warehousing939.82.05.21,
Information Media and Telecommunications5,051.710.74.33,,777.1
Financial and Insurance Services8,312.117.510.15,552.615.510.2+2,759.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6,140.713.010.94,758.113.311.4+1,382.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,089.525.59.37,912.022.18.3+4,177.5
Administrative and Support Services2,,
Public Administration and Safety1,
Education and Training931.02.03.8733.72.13.8+197.3
Health Care and Social Assistance688.91.55.5672.81.94.7+16.1
Arts and Recreation Services249.40.51.1318.50.91.1-69.1
Other Services327.10.71.9379.21.11.9-52.1
Total industries47,363.1100.0100.035,722.8100.0100.0+11,640.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 North Sydney Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($12,089 million or 25.5%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($8,312 million or 17.5%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($6,141 million or 13.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $26,542 million in total or 56.0% of the total output by total industry in the North Sydney Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 9.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 10.1% in Financial and Insurance Services and 10.9% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between output by industries of North Sydney Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (25.5% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (17.5% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (2.8% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Information Media and Telecommunications (10.7% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in North Sydney Council area increased by $11,640 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in North Sydney Council area were for:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$4,178 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$2,760 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$1,777 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$1,383 million)

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