Sutherland Shire Council conducts a biennial business survey of local business operators and owners. The purpose of this survey is to help us work towards the continued growth of a diverse, resilient, outward-looking and prosperous economy.
We encourage all local businesses to participate in our 2018 survey, which is open now until Sunday 16 December 2018. By doing so you could win some fantastic prizes!
Click here to participate.
Key findings of our 2016 survey
- The mean number of hours respondents work per week increased by an hour and 30 minutes compared to 2014, averaging 39 hours a week.
- The ability to work from home (41%) or work close to home (48%) were the predominant reasons why respondents located their business within the Sutherland Shire.
- Actual turnover remained steady in 2016 compared to 2014, with 22% of businesses having a turnover of over $500,000 and 49% having a turnover of less than $75,000.
- Despite the online market now being an important sales tool in moderm business, on average 82% of turnover still comes from traditional sales for businesses within the Sutherland Shire.
- A quarter of respondents (24%) stated they have experienced skill shortages in their business/business dealings, with the greatest shortage centring around trade skills.
Findings based on a sample of 723 local businesses. See the full report here.
Enquiries can be directed to Sutherland Shire Council's Economic Development Unit on 9710 0892 or firstname.lastname@example.org