Wollongong City


In Wollongong City, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $5,320 million in 2021/22.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Wollongong 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 Wollongong 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
Wollongong City2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing97.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services575.62.32.7575.12.82.8+0.5
Wholesale Trade729.12.94.7654.53.24.9+74.7
Retail Trade947.23.84.2872.74.34.2+74.5
Accommodation and Food Services643.62.62.4630.53.12.7+13.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,422.45.75.31,
Information Media and Telecommunications506.72.04.6409.82.03.7+96.9
Financial and Insurance Services1,303.85.310.41,354.26.79.9-50.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,,
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,558.26.310.31,357.86.79.2+200.4
Administrative and Support Services767.43.13.7635.53.13.5+131.9
Public Administration and Safety1,
Education and Training1,726.27.04.21,679.68.34.3+46.6
Health Care and Social Assistance2,,549.27.75.1+511.9
Arts and Recreation Services226.70.91.0203.11.01.1+23.5
Other Services550.02.21.6496.02.51.9+54.0
Total industries24,781.7100.0100.020,220.7100.0100.0+4,561.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in Wollongong City in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($5,320 million or 21.5%)
  • Construction ($3,058 million or 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($2,061 million or 8.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $10,439 million in total or 42.1% of the total output by total industry in the Wollongong City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 10.2% in Manufacturing; 12.9% in Construction and 5.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (21.5% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (5.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6.3% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Education and Training (7.0% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Wollongong City increased by $4,561 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Wollongong City were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$2,654 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$512 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$233 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$200 million)

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