City of Sydney

Industry composition

In 2023, the Business services sector accounted for 58.2% of employment in City of Sydney. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (51.0% in 2012)

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.

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Employment composition
City of Sydney202320172012
Industrynumber%. number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing6110.17360.12420.0
Goods related99,59514.9104,47117.396,94218.7
Household services125,64818.9136,16222.5114,08522.0
Business services387,87858.2317,82052.5264,62451.0
Public administration and safety49,9617.543,3897.241,0747.9
Total Industries666,490100.0605,211100.0518,855100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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