Doing Business in the Sutherland Shire

The Sutherland Shire is the second largest local government area in NSW, with 227,546 residents* and further 38,474 people forecast to call the Sutherland Shire home by 2036. Located 30 kilometres south of Sydney’s CBD, the Sutherland Shire is well connected by road, railway and air making this a convenient place to live and do business.



*ABS Estimated Resident Population 2017. 


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Local Economic Data

Local economic data for the Sutherland Shire includes, Sutherland Shire Business Survey and other useful research resources.

Developing our Economy

Council has long recognised the importance of a strong local economy and is committed to progressing the Sutherland Shire as a prosperous community for all.

Our Key Industries

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in Sutherland Shire in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($988 million or 12.3%)Health Care and Social Assistance ($897 million or 11.1%)Retail Trade ($790 million or 9.8%)

Choosing the right business location

The type of premises will depend on your business. For example, if you sell products, this can involve deciding the best location to set up a retail shop and exploring the buying or leasing property options available in that area.

Biennial Business Survey

Sutherland Shire Council conducts a biennial business survey of local business operators and owners.


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More information


Enquiries can be directed to Sutherland Shire Council's Economic Development Unit on 9710 0892 or

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