Penrith City


In Penrith City, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $4,406 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Penrith City. 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 Penrith City’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
Penrith City2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing323.61.52.4223.01.22.3+100.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services671.23.02.5650.83.62.8+20.4
Wholesale Trade1,618.47.34.6739.94.14.4+878.6
Retail Trade1,
Accommodation and Food Services593.92.72.7581.13.33.0+12.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,692.07.75.21,529.58.65.8+162.5
Information Media and Telecommunications228.21.04.3195.81.13.5+32.4
Financial and Insurance Services501.02.310.1463.12.610.2+37.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,503.96.810.91,629.89.111.4-125.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services686.73.19.3560.83.18.3+125.9
Administrative and Support Services464.42.13.2547.03.13.6-82.6
Public Administration and Safety1,
Education and Training1,,
Health Care and Social Assistance1,973.88.95.51,
Arts and Recreation Services225.51.01.1179.31.01.1+46.2
Other Services545.82.51.9459.82.61.9+86.0
Total industries22,092.1100.0100.017,851.7100.0100.0+4,240.4

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 Penrith City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($4,406 million or 19.9%)
  • Manufacturing ($3,319 million or 15.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,974 million or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $9,699 million in total or 43.9% of the total output by total industry in the Penrith City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 11.9% in Construction; 9.9% in Manufacturing and 5.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between output by industries of Penrith City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (19.9% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (15.0% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Penrith City increased by $4,240 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Penrith City were for:

  • Construction (+$1,600 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$879 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$824 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$278 million)

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