Economic powerhouse / 经济龙头
Sydney is Australia’s global city and the international gateway for business and tourism.
Sydney’s economy contributes more to Australia’s economy than the entire Australian manufacturing sector. The estimated current local economy of $A105 billion = 7% of Australia's economy = almost ¼ of the economy of the state of NSW.
Sydney possesses important economic advantages including a mature commercial environment that is regionally-focused, servicing the Asia-Pacific region. Every week more than 250 flights are from Sydney to Asia and more than 50 flights are to North America.
The estimated number of individual businesses in the City of Sydney is 22,000 and 40% of the headquarters of the top 500 Australian corporations are located in Sydney.
Sydney is also the leading knowledge-based economy in Australia, with the greatest share of knowledge-intensive jobs – 1 in 15 Sydney residents have both a university degree and speak a language other than English.
Estimated employment in the City of Sydney is 437,000 – over 20% of Sydney's regional workforce, and an increase of 16% over the past decade. 45% of the city's workforce was born overseas, with approximately half of these coming from Asia.
The City of Sydney is home to Australia’s largest and most globally connected finance and insurance district, accounting for 43% of the local economy. As a leading Asia-Pacific financial centre, a high proportion of global banks and financial institutions with a presence in Australia have headquarters or offices in central Sydney.
Three-quarters of authorised deposit-taking banks with operations in Australia are based in Sydney. 40 of the 43 foreign banks operating in Australia are based in Sydney. These include the Bank of China, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ING, Citigroup and Arab Bank.
The City of Sydney is the location of the Australian Stock Exchange (the 11th largest in the world). The ASX has the third highest number of listed domestic companies in the Asia Pacific, more than the combined total of Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchanges.
Service activities account for more than 90% of economic output in the City of Sydney – one of our key competitive advantages.
Support for businesses
The City of Sydney is working hard to support and nurture business success by investing $A1.9 billion in a 10-year infrastructure program that includes $A220 million for the transformation of the city’s main street into a light rail and pedestrian boulevard, and $A440 million for a new town centre close to the international airport at Green Square, the largest urban development project in Australia.
For more information on the City of Sydney please contact:
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悉尼拥有诸多重要经济优势，并能集中服务于亚太地区的商业需求，为其提供成熟的金融贸易环境。每周，从悉尼飞往亚洲各地的航班总 数高达250次之多，到北美有超过50个航班 。
悉尼市是世界第11大交易所——澳大利亚证券交易所 (ASX) 的所在地。澳交所的上市澳资公司数量在亚太地区位列第三，超过了香港和新加坡交易所的总和。
悉尼市政府现投资19亿澳元(1,900,000,000)，开发一项为期十年的基础设施建设项目。其中包括市区主要干道轻轨建设工程，斥资2.2亿澳元(220,000,000)；并利用4.4亿澳元(440,000,000)，在毗邻国际机场地段开发绿色广场 (Geen Square) 中心地段。 这些举措将为孕育商业成功提供鼎力支持。
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Last updated: Thursday, 15 May 2014