Sutherland Shire


In Sutherland Shire, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $3,030 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Sutherland Shire. 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 Sutherland Shire’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
Sutherland Shire2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing115.40.62.483.60.42.3+31.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services609.93.02.5311.81.72.8+298.1
Wholesale Trade1,319.36.54.6794.94.24.4+524.3
Retail Trade1,490.97.33.91,375.27.33.8+115.8
Accommodation and Food Services621.03.02.7774.04.13.0-153.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing771.33.85.2644.93.45.8+126.4
Information Media and Telecommunications202.21.04.3182.61.03.5+19.6
Financial and Insurance Services1,103.25.410.11,042.05.610.2+61.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,329.111.410.92,478.213.211.4-149.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,881.99.29.31,921.010.38.3-39.1
Administrative and Support Services508.12.53.2653.03.53.6-144.9
Public Administration and Safety535.82.64.2484.32.63.9+51.5
Education and Training742.63.63.8735.13.93.8+7.5
Health Care and Social Assistance1,584.47.85.51,
Arts and Recreation Services213.01.01.1250.91.31.1-37.9
Other Services638.33.11.9605.53.21.9+32.8
Total industries20,375.4100.0100.018,725.8100.0100.0+1,649.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 Sutherland Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($3,030 million or 14.9%)
  • Manufacturing ($2,659 million or 13.0%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($2,329 million or 11.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $8,018 million in total or 39.4% of the total output by total industry in the Sutherland Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 11.9% in Construction; 9.9% in Manufacturing and 10.9% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

The major differences between output by industries of Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (5.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Retail Trade (7.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Information Media and Telecommunications (1.0% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (13.0% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Sutherland Shire increased by $1,650 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Construction (+$658 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$524 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$378 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$298 million)

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