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Murchison Area


In the Murchison Area, Mining had the largest total exports by industry, generating $919 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Murchison 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
Murchison Area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing570.429.215.4327.916.810.7+242.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7.
Wholesale Trade22.
Retail Trade9.
Accommodation and Food Services27.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing31.51.65.632.11.65.3-0.6
Information Media and Telecommunications5.
Financial and Insurance Services3.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2.
Administrative and Support Services2.
Public Administration and Safety4.
Education and Training13.
Health Care and Social Assistance15.60.813.416.70.911.5-1.1
Arts and Recreation Services2.
Other Services3.
Total industries1,950.8100.0100.01,948.6100.0100.0+2.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in the Murchison Area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (919 million or 47.1%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (570 million or 29.2%)
  • Manufacturing (305 million or 15.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,795 million in total or 92.0% of the total exports by industry in the the Murchison Area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 5.9% in Mining; 15.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 19.3% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Murchison Area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Mining (47.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (29.2% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Education and Training (0.7% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Murchison Area $increased by 2 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Murchison Area were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$242 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$4 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$4 million)
  • Construction (+$2 million)

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