The Hills Shire


In The Hills Shire, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $4,956 million in 2020/21.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in The Hills 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 The Hills 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
The Hills Shire2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing253.21.12.4181.10.92.3+72.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services409.01.82.5242.91.32.8+166.1
Wholesale Trade1,321.65.84.61,
Retail Trade1,889.78.43.91,514.57.93.8+375.2
Accommodation and Food Services457.62.02.7517.02.73.0-59.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,
Information Media and Telecommunications554.62.54.3383.12.03.5+171.5
Financial and Insurance Services1,200.05.310.11,088.25.710.2+111.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,842.412.610.92,918.815.211.4-76.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,,915.410.08.3+102.2
Administrative and Support Services507.72.23.2538.52.83.6-30.8
Public Administration and Safety310.01.44.2264.71.43.9+45.2
Education and Training638.72.83.8566.32.93.8+72.4
Health Care and Social Assistance1,404.26.25.5950.84.94.7+453.4
Arts and Recreation Services160.50.71.1159.10.81.1+1.4
Other Services473.82.11.9471.42.41.9+2.5
Total industries22,607.8100.0100.019,248.2100.0100.0+3,359.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2019/20 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 Hills Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($4,956 million or 21.9%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($2,842 million or 12.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($2,018 million or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $9,816 million in total or 43.4% of the total output by total industry in the The Hills Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 11.9% in Construction; 10.9% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 9.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (21.9% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (5.3% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Retail Trade (8.4% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Public Administration and Safety (1.4% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in The Hills Shire increased by $3,360 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Construction (+$1,119 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$750 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$453 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$375 million)

The Hills Shire Council

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