Wollongong City


In Wollongong City, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $3,675 million in 2020/21.

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 City2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing98.70.42.450.60.22.3+48.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services641.02.62.5575.92.52.8+65.1
Wholesale Trade568.92.34.6628.22.84.4-59.3
Retail Trade899.83.73.9837.03.73.8+62.8
Accommodation and Food Services625.82.62.7722.53.23.0-96.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,592.86.55.21,337.65.95.8+255.2
Information Media and Telecommunications386.61.64.3322.11.43.5+64.5
Financial and Insurance Services1,543.26.310.11,330.35.910.2+212.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,026.68.310.92,129.39.411.4-102.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,475.06.19.31,
Administrative and Support Services600.22.53.2755.33.33.6-155.1
Public Administration and Safety984.54.04.2828.73.63.9+155.7
Education and Training1,643.26.73.81,536.76.83.8+106.5
Health Care and Social Assistance1,848.77.65.51,522.86.74.7+326.0
Arts and Recreation Services266.61.11.1232.91.01.1+33.7
Other Services623.92.61.9536.62.41.9+87.3
Total industries24,373.7100.0100.022,720.8100.0100.0+1,652.9

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 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 Wollongong City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($3,675 million or 15.1%)
  • Construction ($3,155 million or 12.9%)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($2,027 million or 8.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $8,857 million in total or 36.3% of the total output by total industry in the Wollongong City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 9.9% in Manufacturing; 11.9% in Construction and 10.9% in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (15.1% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (7.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (6.3% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6.1% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Wollongong City increased by $1,653 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

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

  • Manufacturing (+$589 million)
  • Construction (+$377 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$326 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$255 million)

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