North Sydney Council area

Value added

In North Sydney Council area, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services most productive industry, generating $5,828 million in 2022/23.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in North Sydney Council area. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
North Sydney Council area2022/232017/18Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing28.60.12.536.30.22.4-7.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services107.10.52.0312.91.82.2-205.7
Wholesale Trade629.92.94.8659.63.85.2-29.7
Retail Trade429.22.05.1342.12.05.1+87.0
Accommodation and Food Services279.81.33.1289.91.72.9-10.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing364.41.76.0522.33.06.2-157.8
Information Media and Telecommunications4,421.120.54.41,837.210.73.3+2,583.9
Financial and Insurance Services2,591.912.011.32,544.414.811.3+47.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services931.24.34.1824.34.84.4+106.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,827.827.010.54,408.225.69.5+1,419.6
Administrative and Support Services1,336.46.24.91,
Public Administration and Safety520.72.45.2519.63.04.9+1.1
Education and Training501.92.35.6513.63.05.6-11.7
Health Care and Social Assistance590.12.78.6506.32.97.3+83.8
Arts and Recreation Services124.40.60.8126.20.70.9-1.8
Other Services197.50.91.6209.61.22.0-12.0
Total industries21,562.2100.0100.017,222.6100.0100.0+4,339.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in North Sydney Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5,828 million or 27.0%)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (4,421 million or 20.5%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (2,592 million or 12.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,841 million in total or 59.6% of the total value added by industry in the North Sydney Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 10.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 4.4% in Information Media and Telecommunications and 11.3% in Financial and Insurance Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (27.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Information Media and Telecommunications (20.5% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in North Sydney Council area $increased by 4,340 million between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in North Sydney Council area were for:

  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$2,584 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$1,420 million)
  • Construction (+$354 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$107 million)

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