Willoughby City


In Willoughby City, Information Media and Telecommunications had the largest output by industry, generating $3,265 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Willoughby City. 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 Willoughby City’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
Willoughby City2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing24.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services437.72.02.6504.32.63.4-66.6
Wholesale Trade1,,
Retail Trade1,
Accommodation and Food Services453.72.13.0378.41.92.9+75.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing596.12.75.4521.42.76.2+74.7
Information Media and Telecommunications3,264.814.84.32,595.213.33.9+669.5
Financial and Insurance Services1,880.88.510.31,683.78.610.2+197.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,,441.112.510.6+673.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,709.612.38.72,
Administrative and Support Services671.03.03.4761.63.93.9-90.6
Public Administration and Safety458.62.13.8417.22.14.3+41.4
Education and Training432.62.03.4338.71.73.3+93.9
Health Care and Social Assistance1,907.18.64.91,
Arts and Recreation Services184.70.81.1174.60.91.2+10.0
Other Services495.22.21.8402.42.11.9+92.9
Total industries22,097.0100.0100.019,567.6100.0100.0+2,529.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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 Willoughby City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($3,265 million or 14.8%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($3,114 million or 14.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($2,710 million or 12.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $9,089 million in total or 41.1% of the total output by total industry in the Willoughby City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 4.3% in Information Media and Telecommunications; 12.7% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and 8.7% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between output by industries of Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Information Media and Telecommunications (14.8% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (7.7% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (4.9% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (8.6% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Willoughby City increased by $2,529 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Willoughby City were for:

  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$673 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$670 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$620 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$468 million)

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