In the West Coast Council area, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $575 million in 2018/19.
Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the West Coast Council area boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, export data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Total exports by industry sector|
|West Coast Council area||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry||$m||%||Tasmania||$m||%||Tasmania||2013/14 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||28.9||4.4||15.4||28.6||3.8||10.7||+0.3|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||3.7||0.6||4.4||1.7||0.2||5.5||+2.0|
|Accommodation and Food Services||14.0||2.1||3.0||13.2||1.7||2.7||+0.8|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||13.6||2.1||5.6||19.1||2.5||5.3||-5.4|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||2.4||0.4||4.8||0.8||0.1||4.2||+1.6|
|Financial and Insurance Services||0.4||0.1||4.7||0.3||0.0||4.5||+0.1|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||0.3||0.0||0.3||0.2||0.0||0.2||+0.1|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||0.3||0.0||1.1||0.2||0.0||1.0||+0.1|
|Administrative and Support Services||1.2||0.2||0.5||2.3||0.3||0.4||-1.1|
|Public Administration and Safety||0.6||0.1||5.6||0.7||0.1||6.8||-0.1|
|Education and Training||5.3||0.8||6.1||4.8||0.6||5.7||+0.5|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||0.6||0.1||13.4||0.6||0.1||11.5||+0.0|
|Arts and Recreation Services||1.3||0.2||2.2||1.9||0.2||2.1||-0.6|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in the West Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Mining (575 million or 87.3%)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (29 million or 4.4%)
- Accommodation and Food Services (14 million or 2.1%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 618 million in total or 93.9% of the total exports by industry in the the West Coast Council area.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 5.9% in Mining; 15.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 3.0% in Accommodation and Food Services.
The major differences between the total exports by industries of the West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:
- A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (87.3% compared to 5.9%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (1.0% compared to 19.3%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.1% compared to 13.4%)
- A smaller percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4.4% compared to 15.4%)
The total total exports by industry in the West Coast Council area $decreased by -99 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the West Coast Council area were for:
- Construction (+$2 million)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$2 million)
- Information Media and Telecommunications (+$2 million)
- Accommodation and Food Services (+$1 million)