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In the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the largest output by industry, generating $8,394 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs. 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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs’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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing65.50.22.0128.20.52.6-62.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services161.30.52.6160.10.63.4+1.2
Wholesale Trade551.11.74.3562.12.14.3-11.0
Retail Trade1,409.44.33.81,
Accommodation and Food Services1,484.64.63.01,
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,857.45.75.41,945.97.16.2-88.6
Information Media and Telecommunications598.91.84.3483.71.83.9+115.2
Financial and Insurance Services1,302.74.010.31,217.94.510.2+84.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8,394.225.812.75,912.421.710.6+2,481.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,336.07.28.71,857.96.87.6+478.1
Administrative and Support Services1,,
Public Administration and Safety1,,409.35.24.3-137.8
Education and Training2,676.58.23.42,
Health Care and Social Assistance2,695.18.34.91,955.17.24.3+739.9
Arts and Recreation Services580.41.81.1573.62.11.2+6.8
Other Services681.12.11.8576.12.11.9+105.0
Total industries32,532.0100.0100.027,221.4100.0100.0+5,310.6

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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($8,394 million or 25.8%)
  • Construction ($4,586 million or 14.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,695 million or 8.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $15,675 million in total or 48.2% of the total output by total industry in the the Sydney Eastern Suburbs.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 12.7% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; 12.7% in Construction and 4.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between output by industries of the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (25.8% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (2.4% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (4.0% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Education and Training (8.2% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs increased by $5,311 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$2,482 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$740 million)
  • Construction (+$730 million)
  • Education and Training (+$600 million)

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