The Hills Shire


In The Hills Shire, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $5,448 million in 2019/20.

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 Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing132.10.61.8189.81.12.9-57.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services262.11.12.8231.71.32.8+30.4
Wholesale Trade1,314.85.64.41,
Retail Trade2,460.910.53.71,448.18.23.9+1,012.8
Accommodation and Food Services463.32.02.8467.22.63.0-3.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing362.31.66.1285.51.65.9+76.8
Information Media and Telecommunications544.72.34.3337.31.93.5+207.4
Financial and Insurance Services1,,130.46.410.5+85.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,288.614.110.72,639.714.910.7+648.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,955.18.49.01,830.710.38.0+124.4
Administrative and Support Services484.42.13.5554.43.14.0-69.9
Public Administration and Safety302.31.33.9264.01.54.0+38.4
Education and Training617.42.63.7530.73.03.6+86.8
Health Care and Social Assistance1,
Arts and Recreation Services183.70.81.2164.60.91.1+19.0
Other Services464.02.01.7405.82.31.8+58.2
Total industries23,364.5100.0100.017,694.5100.0100.0+5,670.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (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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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in The Hills Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($5,448 million or 23.3%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($3,289 million or 14.1%)
  • Retail Trade ($2,461 million or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $11,197 million in total or 47.9% of the total output by total industry in the The Hills Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 12.7% in Construction; 10.7% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 3.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (23.3% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Retail Trade (10.5% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (5.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.6% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in The Hills Shire increased by $5,670 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in The Hills Shire were for:

  • Construction (+$2,394 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$1,013 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$649 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$432 million)

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