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West Coast Council area

Local sales

In the West Coast Council area, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $485 million in 2018/19.

Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Local sales by industry sector
West Coast Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4.70.75.03.31.04.8+1.4
Mining34.35.20.8117.437.11.2-83.1
Manufacturing8.21.26.714.74.78.7-6.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services24.73.84.522.77.25.2+2.0
Construction485.273.823.058.818.621.0+426.4
Wholesale Trade2.60.43.44.01.33.9-1.4
Retail Trade7.51.14.88.82.85.1-1.3
Accommodation and Food Services8.11.23.29.43.03.4-1.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7.11.14.87.42.35.4-0.3
Information Media and Telecommunications6.10.93.54.61.53.4+1.6
Financial and Insurance Services4.90.76.04.41.46.2+0.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5.70.93.92.50.83.2+3.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2.80.45.31.80.64.8+1.0
Administrative and Support Services14.22.23.012.43.93.1+1.8
Public Administration and Safety10.41.65.112.94.15.8-2.5
Education and Training8.21.24.58.12.64.3+0.1
Health Care and Social Assistance11.11.78.811.03.57.0+0.1
Arts and Recreation Services4.70.71.14.11.31.0+0.6
Other Services7.11.12.78.02.52.5-0.9
Total industries657.6100.0100.0316.1100.0100.0+341.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .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 more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the local sales by industry sectors in the West Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($485million or 73.8%)
  • Mining ($34million or 5.2%)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services ($25million or 3.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $544 million in total or 82.8% of the total local sales by total industry in the the West Coast Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 23.0% in Construction; 0.8% in Mining and 4.5% in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between local sales by industries of the West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (73.8% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (1.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Manufacturing (1.2% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Financial and Insurance Services (0.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the West Coast Council area $increased by 342 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the West Coast Council area were for:

  • Construction (+$426 million)
  • Mining (-$83 million)
  • Manufacturing (-$7 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$3 million)

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