Poor old Sydney. Our restaurants closed when the sun is still on, all under 65 are bored and unhappy, and various bars and clubs – of course except the big old casino – are trying to stay open.
But here's another thing to get into our depressing boiler: Sydney is also losing roughly $ 16 billion a year because of the underdeveloped night economy.
The Deloitte Access Economics report called ImagineSydney: Play, examines the city's overall night economy – our income based on activities that occur between 18:00 and 6:00 a day.
Sydney's current estimate of the night economy is $ 27.2 billion per year – still the strongest and most concentrated in Australia.
But that is only 3.8 percent of the national economy. In the United Kingdom, the total night income is 6 percent of the national economy.
In other words, if Big Sydney were to offset the UK rate, it would bring another $ 16 billion a year.
Deloitte Access Economics's co-author and partner, Kathryn Matthews, said that the annual value of the Sydney night economy could exceed $ 43 billion if we look at untapped potential.
"The night economy currently accounts for 3.8 percent of the Australian economy, but in the United Kingdom it is 6 percent, indicating that there is real potential for Sydney," she said. "If we focus on 6% and support and support night-time infrastructure and activities more efficiently, we estimate that the annual value of the night economy in Sydney could be more than $ 43 billion by increasing spending and more employment and tourism."
The controversial laws on blocking in 2014 have forced several businesses to close down and far fewer people on the streets than before, but the report notes that this is just part of the problem.
"It's rather slow to think about Sydney's nightmare economy just like pubs and clubs or their lack," the report says.
He says that many sectors will have to expand their night services, from restaurants and bars to arts and culture, entertainment and fitness centers.
"The living night economy creates a number of opportunities for providers and users, from 24-hour gymnasiums and supermarkets to late night art galleries, to expanded shopping and transport opportunities," the report continues.
Despite the widening appetite for more options, Sydney is the major night time spending activity by snapping up the grocery store, research shows.
The disturbing report of the Sydney Committee, which was published last year, which has also highlighted our economical night economy, suggests that we look at inspiration in Adelaide.
It marked more than 700 shops running late on Thursday and Friday night in the capital of the southern Australian city, while the city supported new small bars and cafes in its CBD.
This basically gives Sydney's smaller sibling more at the same level as the capital cities of the world, such as Berlin, London and Hong Kong.
The researchers said that 36% of business revenue in Berlin will arrive after 18:00. In London, it's 34 percent. In Hong Kong and San Francisco it is 33%.
In Sydney – a "world city" often compared to these big players – it's only 23 percent, and 21 percent in the CBD specifically.
To make it even worse, most of these spending is on food and food, which suggests that Sydneysiders spend their nights at home with boxed wine and microwave dishes.
At the same time, while live performance and entertainment account for nearly four percent of nightly spending in London, Sydney sits at a relatively strong 0.1 percent.