City of Sydney

Industry composition

In 2021, the Business services sector accounted for 53.1% of employment in City of Sydney. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (50.8% in 2011)

Understanding the economic role of City of Sydney provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the City of Sydney's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
City of Sydney202120162011
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing6560.17240.13440.1
Goods related109,55116.1105,96417.896,39819.1
Household services147,33821.7135,43622.8109,15121.6
Business services361,23253.1304,94851.3256,74950.8
Public administration and safety58,5758.645,2757.640,7078.1
Total Industries679,749100.0594,531100.0505,060100.0

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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City of Sydney

economic profile