Economic powerhouse / 经济龙头

Economic powerhouse / 经济龙头

Economic advantages

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.

Finance

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:

Economic Strategy Team + 61 2 9265 9333

经济优势

悉尼既是澳大利亚国际之都,也是商业和旅游业的国际门户。

据估计,当前本地经济总额为1,050亿澳元(105,000,000,000),占澳大利亚总值的7%, 是新南威尔士州经济的四分之一。悉尼对澳大利亚经济的贡献超越了全澳制造业的总合。

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 。

悉尼市的个体工商户估计数量为22,000家。澳大利亚500强企业中的40%选择将总部设在悉尼。

悉尼的知识经济同样在澳大利亚遥遥领先,提供比例最高的知识密集型工作岗位。每15位悉尼居民就有一位拥有大学学位并精通英语和一种别国语言。

据估计,悉尼市内就业总人口为437,000人,是悉尼周边地方就业人口的20%,并在过去十年中增加了16%。全市就业人口总数的45%均为海外移民,近半数来自亚洲。

金融

悉尼市是澳大利亚最大、最具全球互联性的金融和保险中心,其产业规模占本地经济的43%。作为一个领先的亚太金融中心,在澳开发业务的国际银行和金融机构均选择这里为其部或办事处的所在地。

在澳大利亚经营并授权接受存款的银行中,有四分之三将总部设立于此。在澳大利亚经营的43家外国银行中,就有40家的总部位于悉尼,其中包括中国银行、德意志银行、汇丰银行、安银银行、花旗集团和阿拉伯银行。

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。

服务业占悉尼市经济产值的90%以上,是我们一项重要的竞争优势。

支持企业发展

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。

如需了解关于悉尼市的更多信息,请联系

+61 2 9265 9333

Economic powerhouse

Last updated: Thursday, 15 May 2014