In the West Coast Council area, Mining had the largest total imports by industry, generating $575 million in 2018/19.
Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the West Coast Council area Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|West Coast Council area||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry||$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 the population experts. 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 imports 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 imports 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 total imports by industries of the West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:
- A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (87.3% compared to 5.9%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (1.0% compared to 19.3%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.1% compared to 13.4%)
- A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4.4% compared to 15.4%)
The total total imports by industry in the West Coast Council area decreased by $-99 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the total imports 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)