Late night research
The late night management areas research project collects information about Sydney's night-time economy. The research helps the City to monitor and manage night-time activities and measure progress against targets set out in the OPEN Sydney strategy and action plan.
By 2030, the City hopes the night-time economy will be transformed from a focus on younger people and drinking to one where 40% of people in the City at night will be aged over 40 and 40% of businesses open at night will be shops.
Researchers count pedestrians, observe on-street activity and behaviour and record what businesses are open. Precinct surveys collect information as to why people are visiting the city at night, what venues they have visited, and their mode of transport and also their perceptions of safety.
The project started in 2010 and was then carried out in 2012 and 2015. The 2015 research builds on the survey areas of 2010 and 2012 providing increased insight into the city at night. The research is not intended to be an audit but a snapshot of the city at a point in time.
The most recent research was conducted on a Friday and Saturday night in March 2015, across 10 precincts between 5pm and 5am:
- CBD central
- CBD south
- CBD north
- Oxford Street
- Kings Cross
- Newtown (King Street)
- Surry Hills (Crown Street)
- Glebe (Glebe Point Road)
- Pyrmont (Harris Street)
- Redfern (Redfern Street).
The City is committed to conducting this research regularly.
|CBD central||PDF 357.2 KB||Download|
|CBD north||PDF 998.9 KB||Download|
|CBD south||PDF 575.1 KB||Download|
|Oxford Street||PDF 322.1 KB||Download|
|Kings Cross||PDF 564.2 KB||Download|
|Newtown (King Street)||PDF 378.9 KB||Download|
|Surry Hills (Crown Street)||PDF 294.3 KB||Download|
|Glebe (Glebe Point Road)||PDF 386.6 KB||Download|
|Pyrmont (Harris Street)||PDF 324.1 KB||Download|
|Redfern (Redfern Street)||PDF 341.7 KB||Download|
|2015 late night management area research report||PDF 2.6 MB||Download|
|2012 late night management area research report||PDF 1.8 MB||Download|
|2010 late night management area research report||PDF 2.8 MB||Download|
Last updated: Friday, 22 January 2016