Local Economic Data

Our Economic Profile

"Sutherland Shire's Gross Regional Product is estimated at $10.145 billion as at 30 June 2017, which represents 1.8% of the State's Gross State Product."

Sutherland Shire's economic profile provides a range of  different datasets to understand our local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to the broader economy.  The information presented is derived from official sources, Australian Bureau of Statistics, as well as leading economic modellers, NIEIR.

Sutherland Shire Economic Profile


Economic Report

Key economic findings for the Sutherland Shire (last updated in July 2016), includes the size of the local economy, key industries, tourism and workforce characteristics.

Economic Report July 2016

Economic Report July 2016 (Word version)


Sutherland Shire Biennial Business Survey

Sutherland Shire Council conducts a biennial business survey of local business operators and owners. Our last survey ran in 2016 with a sample of 723 local businesses.  Encouragingly, 94% of businesses surveyed believed that employment levels will be able the same or much/somewhat stronger in 12 months. A full copy of the report is available here Sutherland Shire Business Survey 2016 Report.

We encourage you to participate in our 2018 Business Survey, which opens Monday 22 October.


Other Business Data

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia's national statistical agency, providing official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters.


IBIS World

IBIS World provides industry-specific market research, industry risk ratings, company research and business environment analysis.


Tourism Research Australia

TRA provide statistics and research on both international and domestic tourism within Australia.

They also provide research and analysis on the economic value of tourism to the economy. Our data assists the government, tourism industry and other Australian businesses to make informed planning, marketing and investment decisions.



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Enquiries can be directed to Sutherland Shire Council's Economic Development Unit on 9710 0892 or economicdevelopment@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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