Sutherland Shire


In Sutherland Shire, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $3,314 million in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing76.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services424.72.22.6280.81.43.4+143.9
Wholesale Trade794.64.04.3701.93.44.3+92.8
Retail Trade1,362.36.93.81,
Accommodation and Food Services739.43.83.0665.83.22.9+73.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing629.23.25.4628.43.16.2+0.8
Information Media and Telecommunications198.01.04.3195.51.03.9+2.5
Financial and Insurance Services1,081.35.510.3859.54.210.2+221.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,863.014.612.72,031.29.910.6+831.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,869.49.58.71,535.27.57.6+334.2
Administrative and Support Services551.82.83.4578.72.83.9-26.9
Public Administration and Safety499.52.53.8504.22.54.3-4.7
Education and Training757.23.93.4603.72.93.3+153.5
Health Care and Social Assistance1,
Arts and Recreation Services304.51.61.1234.41.11.2+70.1
Other Services534.12.71.8490.12.41.9+44.0
Total industries19,640.5100.0100.020,564.0100.0100.0-923.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($3,314 million or 16.9%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($2,863 million or 14.6%)
  • Manufacturing ($2,359 million or 12.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $8,536 million in total or 43.5% of the total output by total industry in the Sutherland Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 12.7% in Construction; 12.7% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 9.1% in Manufacturing.

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 (5.5% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (16.9% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Information Media and Telecommunications (1.0% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Retail Trade (6.9% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Sutherland Shire decreased by $-924 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Sutherland Shire were for:

  • Construction (+$1,042 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$832 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$334 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$303 million)

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