City economic insights

A quarterly snapshot that explores emerging economic and business trends and seeks to understand their longer-term impacts on the city.

Groups of people enjoy outdoor dining and socialising on suburban streets

The study shows how people use, visit and spend in the city.


  • Tourism has rebounded strongly and visitor numbers are now at 82% of pre-pandemic levels.
  • Asian markets have been slower to return to Sydney, with Chinese tourism at just 50% of 2019 levels.
  • International student numbers now exceed 2019 levels with student numbers from China and India particularly strong.
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