Wollongong City

Industry composition

In 2021, the Household services sector accounted for 43.0% of employment in Wollongong City. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (37.8% in 2011)

Understanding the economic role of Wollongong City Council 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 Wollongong City'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
Wollongong City202120162011
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing4940.52430.33220.4
Goods related31,71833.630,74633.834,62838.7
Household services40,67243.039,33343.333,85037.8
Business services14,07614.913,56614.913,55115.1
Public administration and safety6,1226.55,4606.05,0935.7
Total Industries94,524100.090,933100.089,522100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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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Wollongong City Council

economic profile