Sydney’s geographical setting is perfect destination to live, visit and work. The city is built on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world; throughout its suburbs and outlying areas are pockets of virgin bushland which not only means Sydney doesn’t have the ‘concrete jungle’ feel of most big cities.
Sydney is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a diverse population featuring a rich history, internationally-recognised tourist attractions and an exciting calendar of events. The City of Sydney is the local government authority responsible for the city centre and more than 30 suburbs within our boundaries
The local area has one of Australia’s most ethnically diverse populations – almost half of our residents were born overseas and about 30% speak a language other than English. The most common language spoken at home after English is Chinese, followed by Indonesian, Korean and Greek.
Sydney is recognised as Australia’s only global city and the leading knowledge-based economy in the country.
More than $108 billion is generated every year within the City of Sydney’s local area, which represents over 7% of Australia’s economy.
Sydney possesses a range of important economic advantages and attributes, including strong clusters of high value industries and closely-linked sectors, international connections and a highly skilled pool of workers attracted to Sydney’s unique lifestyle.
Sydney welcomes foreign investment. As one of the world’s most innovative and competitive cities and Australia’s largest global city, Sydney is the premier place in Australia to live, work, study, visit and invest.
Sydney provides headquarters for almost 40% of the top 500 Australian corporations and attracts 48% of all international visitors to Australia. The potential of Australia’s central business hub is enormous.